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The Finnish-based team of double WRC champion Marcus Grönholm will continue its World Rallycross Championship venture in 2019. The team will retain its two permanent drivers – Niclas Grönholm and Timur Timerzyanov – who will be accompanied by development driver Reinis Nitišs for several outings. The trio will chase trophies with a 2019 version of the team’s Hyundai i20 Supercars.

GRX TANECO successfully debuted it’s Hyundai i20 Supercar last season and after 12 rounds claimed fourth in the World RX Teams’ standings, with Niclas Grönholm finishing seventh and Timerzyanov 10th in the Drivers’ championship.

“We knew that our first season with a new car would be tough, but we exceeded our expectations in 2018 and throughout the winter break we have been working hard to improve our i20 Supercars and take the next step in 2019,” said GRX TANECO Team Principal Marcus Grönholm. Read More »

• Mattias Ekström takes fourth place in Norway
• Rallycross World Champion remains second in overall standings
• Ekström: “Mistake at the start cost us the podium finish”

Mattias Ekström took fourth place at the sixth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship 2017 in Hell. Read More »

• Mattias Ekström finishes fifth in Great Britain
• Swede loses overall lead in the world championship
• Ekström: “Victory was not on the cards, but a podium finish was”

Mattias Ekström finished fifth in the fifth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship 2017. Read More »

• Mattias Ekström aims to defend overall World RX lead
• Historic track is on race calendar for the last time until further notice
• Ekström: “My duels with Petter Solberg are legendary”

Round five of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill will also be a farewell. On the weekend of May 27 and 28, the field will be competing for the last time on the circuit in the southeast of England until further notice. Read More »

– Rallycross world champion Mattias Ekström finishes fourth in Belgium
– Ekström: “Records are only of interest to others, I’m leader of the standings”


Mattias Ekström and his team, EKS, suffered a minor setback in round four of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship. At Mettet, Belgium, in an all-Scandinavian final, the reigning world champion finished in position four but, for the first time this season, had to yield to the competition on podium, but still defended his lead in the drivers’ classification. Read More »

• Mattias Ekström wins round three in World Rallycross Championship too
• Swede remains unbeaten in the 2017 season and extends overall lead
• Ekström: “My team has done another great job”


Mattias Ekström and his Team EKS remain the measure of all things in the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship. Read More »

• Mattias Ekström wins second World RX round in Montalegre
• Defending World Champion remains unbeaten in 2017 season
• Ekström: “One of the most hard fought wins in my rallycross career”


Everything continues to run according to plan for Mattias Ekström and his EKS team in the FIA World Rallycross Championship 2017. Read More »

– Mattias Ekström wins World RX season opener at Barcelona
– First event contested by Team EKS with Audi factory support a resounding success
– Ekström: “My whole team did a fantastic job”


The 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship could not have been off to a better start from Audi and EKS’s point of view. The season opener at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya saw Mattias Ekström triumph. Read More »

World RX15 BelgiumMarklund Motorsport’s Topi Heikkinen has won this weekend’s Ladbrokes World RX of Belgium, round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. SDRX driver Petter Solberg finished second to establish a 22 point Championship lead in the overall drivers’ standings over Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson. Ford Olsbergs MSE’s Reinis Nitiss claimed the third podium spot. Read More »

World RX14 teamsThe three-way battle for the Teams’ Trophy in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will be concluded at Total Rallycross of Argentina later this week (28-29 November) with Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport, Ford Olsbergs MSE and Team Peugeot-Hansen all vying for the title.  The runners-up spot in the Drivers’ Championship will also be decided with three pilots – Topi Heikkinen, Reinis Nitiss and Timmy Hansen – all still capable of winning the accolade. Read More »