Mattias Ekström – Road to Dakar

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61647"] source: Audi Australia In January 2022, Audi will write a completely new chapter in the brand’s illustrious motorsport history, when it seeks to become the first manufacturer to win the gruelling Dakar Rally with electric drive – champion driver, Mattias Ekström will be tasked with driving one of the three Audi race vehicles. At 42 years of age, Mattias Ekström is the junior in Audi Sport’s champion line-up of driver’s...

Audi with “Dream Team” at the Dakar Rally

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61239"] source: Audi AG Driver teams confirmed for Audi Sport’s Dakar project Dakar record winner, World Rally champion and DTM champion start for Audi Audi to herald energy revolution in cross-country rallying Audi is the first car manufacturer to fight for overall victory in the famous Dakar Rally with an electrified powertrain, thus also heralding an energy revolution in cross-country rallying. Audi Sport has succeeded in recruiting thr...

Find of the Day: Ex-Mattias Ekström 2003 DTM Audi TT-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56216"] words: Bill, photos: RS Racetec GmbH, Audi Sport Audi is leaving the DTM series after many years and many wins but no worries...Audi's motorsports future is bright. Still, if you want to relive the past, you can always buy this Abt-Audi TT-R DTM that was driven by Mattias Ekström and others during the 2003 DTM campaign. Ekström, a two-time DTM champion, retired from Audi Sport in 2018. Here he is talking about the best moments in DTM wi...

Two Generations of quattro: Interview with Stig Blomqvist and Mattias Ekström

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44569"] source: Audi AG Stig Blomqvist and Mattias Ekström are both world champions. One in 1984, the other in 2016. Both in an Audi quattro. With the e-tron S, Audi is now presenting the first electric car with the legendary all-wheel drive. The two racing drivers talk about the quattro revolution in motorsport and who would win a race with the original quattro. The Audi Driving Experience Center in Neuburg an der Donau. The tires squeak on...

Audi e-tron Extreme: Technology Demonstrator on Legendary “Streif”

source: Audi AG Specially equipped Audi e-tron conquers downhill ski course Electric all-wheel drive with two electric motors on the rear axle World Rallycross champion Mattias Ekström behind the wheel of the fully electric SUV In late January, Audi sent its first fully electric-powered SUV onto the slopes where the world’s best ski racers battle for victory in the Hahnenkamm Race. The specially equipped Audi e-tron climbed the “Mausefalle” on the legendary “Streif...

Rallycross: Notorious First Corner of Estering Awaits EKS Audi Sport

source: Audi Sport Mattias Ekström returns to the place of his Rallycross title win Audi pilot travels to Estering race weekend ranking second in World RX Ekström: “Spectacular spot and one of the best on the World RX calendar” This weekend (October 13/14), the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) comes to Germany. For Audi driver Mattias Ekström and EKS Audi Sport, the Estering race track in Buxtehude is very special. In 2017, Mattias ...

Rallycross: U.S. Premiere for EKS Audi Sport

source: Audi Sport FIA World Rallycross Championship to visit United States for the first time Race track in Austin with spectacular jump U.S. premiere for EKS Audi Sport: This weekend (September 29/30) Austin (Texas) is hosting the first FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) round in the United States. Audi driver Mattias Ekström knows the Circuit of the Americas primarily as a race track for Formula One and MotoGP events. “So far, I’ve only s...

World RX Audi Driver Ekström In Nitro World Games For The First Time

source: Audi Sport Appearance in Audi S1 EKS RX quattro at action sports event in the United States New rallycross competition with spectacular jumps Audi rallycross driver Mattias Ekström will take part in the Nitro World Games (September 22–23) in Salt Lake City for the first time. He will compete in the new rallycross event in an Audi S1 EKS RX quattro. Ekström will meet with top-class drivers from the rallycross series and popular U.S. action sports stars. The acti...

Another Podium Finish for EKS Audi Sport in Riga

source: Audi Sport Mattias Ekström takes second place in Audi S1 EKS RX quattro Audi drivers Andreas Bakkerud and Nico Müller knocked out in semi-final EKS Audi Sport celebrate a podium finish for the sixth time in the current FIA World Rallycross Championship season: at the ninth round of the season in the Latvian capital Riga, Mattias Ekström in the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro finished second, only 2.3 seconds behind the winner and championship leader Johan Kristoffe...

Disappointment in Canada: EKS Audi Sport Only Fourth

[source: Audi Sport] Mattias Ekström misses podium by a hair’s breadth In spite of rocket start: Andreas Bakkerud’s race ends in semi-finals A crazy race weekend with many highs and lows: in round seven of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Trois-Rivières, Canada, Mattias Ekström as the best Audi driver placed fourth with a small deficit. During the season’s first overseas race both Mattias Ekström and his teammate, Andreas Bakkerud, shone with...

Rallycross: first overseas round for EKS Audi Sport

[source: Audi Sport] Second half of the World RX season begins in Canada Final races live on SPORT1 for the first time With two Audi S1 EKS RX quattro cars that have received detailed improvements EKS Audi Sport will compete at Trois-Rivières, Canada, on August 4 and 5. The race weekend is ringing in the second half of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) season. Detailed improvements to the suspension and engine of the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro prov...

Rallycross: EKS Audi Sport Before “Magic Weekend”

[source: Audi Sport] Season highlight with 40,000 fans in the forests of central Sweden Level pegging: Audi drivers Ekström and Bakkerud both with two victories so far in Höljes Season highlight in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX): the event in Swedish Höljes is held from June 29 to July 1. It is regarded as the craziest world championship round of the year and is simultaneously the home race for EKS Audi Sport and Mattias Ekström. ...

Rallycross Home Round for Audi Driver Bakkerud

[source: Audi Sport] Fifth World RX round for EKS Audi Sport at Hell, Norway Race track near Trondheim birthplace of EKS Five events in only eight weeks: EKS Audi Sport is engaged in a program of truly mammoth proportions right at the beginning of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX). Next weekend, the supercars will be racing at Hell in Norway. These are exciting times for the World RX that is to become a fully electric racing series start...

Huge Celebrations in Silverstone: First Podium for Audi Driver Andreas Bakkerud

[source: Audi Sport] Norwegian second on World Rallycross Championship premiere in Silverstone Mattias Ekström completes string result for EKS Audi Sport with fourth place Silverstone -  Huge celebrations in Silverstone (Great Britain): in his fourth event for EKS Audi Sport in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX), Andreas Bakkerud made the step onto the winners’ podium for the first time after finishing second. Mattias Ekström completed the strong showin...

Test of Courage for Audi Drivers at Rallycross in Belgium

[source: Audi Sport] Round three of twelve on rallycross calendar Race track one of the most unusual and difficult ones Circuit Jules Tacheny at Mettet, Belgium - Tight turns, tire walls as track barriers and a spectacular jump into the valley: Circuit Jules Tacheny at Mettet, Belgium, some 80 kilometers southeast of Brussels will host round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) this weekend (May 12/13) – and test the drivers’ courage. ...

Audi Driver Rockenfeller Runner-Up in DTM Thriller at Hockenheim

[source: Audi Sport] 2013 DTM Champion storms to second place from ninth on the grid Spectators witness one of the most gripping DTM races of all time Fans celebrate Mattias Ekström’s DTM farewell What a DTM opener at Hockenheim! In Sunday’s spectacular second race, Mike Rockenfeller in the Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM of Audi Sport Team Phoenix stormed forward to second position after starting from ninth on the grid. His teammate, Loïc Duval, and René Rast (Audi Spo...

Rallycross: Roller Coaster Ride for EKS Audi Sport

Snow in final! Qualifying winner Andreas Bakkerud finishes fourth Mattias Ekström misses final at Montalegre by 0.5 seconds Montalegre - Sun, rain and even snow in the end: totally crazy April weather in round two of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) and a roller coaster ride for EKS Audi Sport. After positions one and three in qualifying, expectations of the two Audi campaigners, Andreas Bakkerud and Mattias Ekström, in Portugal had been higher than positio...

DTM: Farewell Races for Ekström at Hockenheim

[source: Audi Sport] Audi factory driver says goodbye to fans at DTM season opener Additional Audi RS 5 DTM to be fielded for two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekström: “Plenty of goose-bump moments” Emotional farewell after 17 years in DTM: Mattias Ekström will race in an additional Audi RS 5 DTM in the DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring, so giving motorsport fans yet another reason to watch the races on May 5 and 6 either live at the venue or on television. ...

Rallycross: EKS Audi Sport Starts in the Spanish Sun

Second generation Audi S1 EKS RX quattro celebrates premiere Mattias Ekström targets third successive Barcelona victory Moment of truth for Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström and his team in Spain: the fifth World Rallycross Championship season commences at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on April 14–15. And the new Audi S1 EKS RX quattro makes its competitive race debut. To start the World RX season, the EKS Audi Sport squad must assert itself against the teams from ...