Decision about the multi-talent Matthias Ekström's future in racing

Decision about the multi-talent Matthias Ekström's future in racing

22.01.2018: Details on January 29 to be announced at partner Red Bull’s Hangar-7 in Salzburg Will he end his unique career? Will he continue his dual-track

Details on January 29 to be announced at partner Red Bull’s Hangar-7 in Salzburg

Will he end his unique career? Will he continue his dual-track commitment in the DTM and in the FIA World Rallycross Championship or concentrate on one of these two racing series in the 2018 season?

There has been a lot of speculation about Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström’s future in racing in recent months. Now the decision has been made.

Mattias Ekström would like to personally inform you of what the program of the two-time DTM Champion and World Rallycross Champion will look like in the 2018 season.

The 39-year-old Swede has been driving for Audi since 1999 and supported by Red Bull since 2001. In the DTM, Mattias Ekström has contested 193 races in total.

 Two championship titles (2004 and 2007), 23 race victories, 20 pole positions and 23 fastest race laps have made him the most successful Audi DTM campaigner of all time.

 In parallel, Ekström has been competing in the World RX with his own team, EKS, since 2014. In 38 rounds contested to date, he has celebrated ten victories and made it into the final of the top six on 28 occasions so far. His greatest success has been the World RX title in 2016.


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22.01.2018 / MaP

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