EKS RX

Sweden EKS Audi Sport
EKSRX Logo.png
Founded2014
Team principal(s)Mattias Ekström
Current seriesFIA World Rallycross Championship
Former seriesFIA European Rallycross Championship
Current drivers5. Sweden Mattias Ekström
13. Norway Andreas Bakkerud
Teams'
Championships
2016 FIA WRX
Drivers'
Championships
2016 FIA WRX Mattias Ekström

EKS Audi Sport is a Swedish auto racing team. The team is competing in FIA World Rallycross Championship since 2014 and entered the team championship in 2015. Founder is Swedish racing driver Mattias Ekström.

In January 2017 it was announced that the team would receive full factory support from Audi Sport for the 2017 World Rallycross Championship. The team had previously been run with assistance from Audi Sport's official suppliers.[1]

On 29 January 2018, team owner Mattias Ekstrom announced that he would be leaving the DTM series and concentrating on his World RX team.[2] An announcement two days later confirmed that Andreas Bakkerud will be racing for the team in 2018.[3]

Racing record[]

Complete FIA European Rallycross Championship results[]

(key)

Supercar[]

Year Entrant Car No. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 ERX Points
2014 EKS RX Audi S1 5 Sweden Pontus Tidemand GBR
NOR
6
BEL
2
GER
4
ITA
6
3rd 50
10 Sweden Mattias Ekström GBR
NOR
11
BEL
GER
1
ITA
10th 22
79 Sweden Edward Sandström GBR
NOR
BEL
5
GER
ITA
12
14th 17

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship results[]

(key)

Supercar[]

Year Entrant Car No. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WRX Points Teams Points
2014 EKS RX Audi S1 5 Sweden Pontus Tidemand POR
GBR
NOR
13
FIN
13
SWE
10
BEL
5
CAN
FRA
5
GER
4
ITA
13
TUR
ARG
8th 84 N/A N/A
10 Sweden Mattias Ekström POR GBR NOR
19
FIN SWE
1
BEL CAN FRA GER
2
ITA TUR ARG 11th 55
79 Sweden Edward Sandström POR GBR NOR FIN SWE BEL
12
CAN FRA
14
GER ITA
20
TUR
12
ARG 11th 55
80 Germany Markus Winkelhock POR GBR NOR FIN
24
SWE BEL CAN FRA GER ITA TUR ARG 57th 0
100 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson POR GBR NOR FIN SWE BEL CAN FRA GER ITA TUR
13
ARG 37th 8
2015 EKS RX Audi S1 5 Sweden Edward Sandström POR
HOC
13
BEL
GBR
GER
SWE
CAN
NOR
FRA
BAR
TUR
ITA
ARG
28th 4 5th 258
10 Sweden Mattias Ekström POR
7
HOC
BEL
6
GBR
2
GER
15
SWE
1
CAN
6
NOR
12
FRA
5
BAR
7
TUR
4
ITA
ARG
2
6th 201
92 Sweden Anton Marklund POR
17
HOC
20
BEL
7
GBR
14
GER
10
SWE
25
NOR
8
FRA
9
BAR
15
TUR
6
ITA
4
ARG
11
12th 78
Volkswagen Polo CAN
14
Audi S1 177 United Kingdom Andrew Jordan POR
HOC
BEL
GBR
GER
SWE
CAN
NOR
FRA
BAR
TUR
ITA
21
ARG
24th 13
2016 EKS RX Audi S1 5 Sweden Mattias Ekström POR
7
HOC
1
BEL
1
GBR
1
NOR
3
SWE
6
CAN
8
FRA
7
BAR
1
LAT
2
GER
5
ARG
5
1st 272 1st 422
57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen POR
3
HOC
2
BEL
16
GBR
11
NOR
9
SWE
9
CAN
4
FRA
15
BAR
9
LAT
9
GER
9
ARG
3
7th 150
2017 EKS RX Audi S1 1 Sweden Mattias Ekström BAR
1
POR
1
HOC
1
BEL
4
GBR
5
NOR
4
SWE
CAN
7
FRA
3
LAT
2
GER
1
RSA
3
2nd 255 3rd 380
15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs BAR
10
POR
5
HOC
12
BEL
13
GBR
16
NOR
10
SWE
18
CAN
16
FRA
12
LAT
11
GER
12
RSA
18
14th 71
57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen BAR
8
POR
12
HOC
6
BEL
9
GBR
12
NOR
11
SWE
14
CAN
5
FRA
11
LAT
8
GER
3
RSA
11
7th 125
45 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson BAR POR HOC BEL GBR NOR SWE
15
CAN
FRA
LAT
GER
RSA
23rd 2 N/A N/A
51 Switzerland Nico Müller BAR POR HOC BEL GBR NOR SWE
CAN
FRA
17
LAT
6
GER
RSA
17th 13
2018 EKS Audi Sport Audi S1 5 Sweden Mattias Ekström BAR
6
POR
7
BEL
5
GBR
4
NOR
2
SWE
6
CAN
4
FRA
LAT
USA
GER
RSA
6th* 134* 3rd* 273*
13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud BAR
3
POR
4
BEL
6
GBR
2
NOR
6
SWE
2
CAN
7
FRA
LAT
USA
GER
RSA
4th* 139*

* Season still in progress.

References[]

  1. ^ Ridge, Hal (18 January 2017). "Works Audi backing for Mattias Ekstrom's World Rallycross defence". Autosport. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Mattias Ekström retires from DTM to focus on FIA World RX assault with EKS RX". The Checkered Flag. 2018-01-29. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  3. ^ "Bakkerud ready to challenge for World RX title with EKS Audi Sport". The Checkered Flag. 2018-01-31. Retrieved 2018-02-01.

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