EKS RX

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Flag of Sweden.svg EKS Audi Sport
EKSRX Logo.png
Founded2014
Team principal(s) Mattias Ekström
Current series FIA World Rallycross Championship
Former series FIA European Rallycross Championship
Current drivers123. Flag of Hungary.svg Krisztián Szabó
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.

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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 Ekström 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 would be racing for the team in 2018. [3] After the 2018 season on December 10, EKS announced that it would end its rallycross program due to Audi pulling the funding. The team did however make a return, now as a privateer, with Hungarian Krisztián Szabó in 2019.

Racing record

Complete FIA European Rallycross Championship results

(key)

Pontus Tidemand competing in the 2014 World RX of Finland. 118363 Tidemand04FIN14cm190 (14340687240).jpg
Pontus Tidemand competing in the 2014 World RX of Finland.
Mattias Ekstrom competing in the 2016 World RX of Norway. Mattias Ekstrom (Audi S1 EKS RX quattro) (27322279650).jpg
Mattias Ekström competing in the 2016 World RX of Norway.

Supercar

YearEntrantCarNo.Driver12345ERXPoints
2014 EKS RX Audi S1 5 Flag of Sweden.svg Pontus Tidemand GBR
NOR
6
BEL
2
GER
4
ITA
6
3rd50
10 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström GBR
NOR
11
BEL
GER
1
ITA
10th22
79 Flag of Sweden.svg Edward Sandström GBR
NOR
BEL
5
GER
ITA
12
14th17

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship results

(key)

Supercar

YearEntrantCarNo.Driver12345678910111213WRXPointsTeamsPoints
2014 EKS RX Audi S1 5 Flag of Sweden.svg Pontus Tidemand POR
GBR
NOR
13
FIN
13
SWE
10
BEL
5
CAN
FRA
5
GER
4
ITA
13
TUR
ARG
8th84N/AN/A
10 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström POR GBR NOR
19
FIN SWE
1
BEL CAN FRA GER
2
ITA TUR ARG 11th55
79 Flag of Sweden.svg Edward Sandström POR GBR NOR FIN SWE BEL
12
CAN FRA
14
GER ITA
20
TUR
12
ARG 11th55
80 Flag of Germany.svg Markus Winkelhock POR GBR NOR FIN
24
SWE BEL CAN FRA GER ITA TUR ARG 57th0
100 Flag of Sweden.svg Per-Gunnar Andersson POR GBR NOR FIN SWE BEL CAN FRA GER ITA TUR
13
ARG 37th8
2015 EKS RX Audi S1 5 Flag of Sweden.svg Edward Sandström POR
HOC
13
BEL
GBR
GER
SWE
CAN
NOR
FRA
BAR
TUR
ITA
ARG
28th45th258
10 Flag of Sweden.svg 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
6th201
92 Flag of Sweden.svg 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
12th78
Volkswagen Polo CAN
14
Audi S1 177 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andrew Jordan POR
HOC
BEL
GBR
GER
SWE
CAN
NOR
FRA
BAR
TUR
ITA
21
ARG
24th13
2016 EKS RX Audi S1 5 Flag of Sweden.svg 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
1st2721st422
57 Flag of Finland.svg 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
7th150
2017 EKS RX Audi S1 1 Flag of Sweden.svg 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
2nd2553rd380
15 Flag of Latvia.svg 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
14th71
57 Flag of Finland.svg 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
7th125
45 Flag of Sweden.svg Per-Gunnar Andersson BAR POR HOC BEL GBR NOR SWE
15
CAN
FRA
LAT
GER
RSA
23rd2N/AN/A
51 Flag of Switzerland.svg Nico Müller BAR POR HOC BEL GBR NOR SWE
CAN
FRA
17
LAT
6
GER
RSA
17th13
2018 EKS Audi Sport Audi S1 5 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström BAR
6
POR
7
BEL
5
GBR
4
NOR
2
SWE
6
CAN
4
FRA
4
LAT
2
USA
5
GER
2
RSA
2
2nd2482nd485
13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud BAR
3
POR
4
BEL
6
GBR
2
NOR
6
SWE
2
CAN
7
FRA
2
LAT
8
USA
3
GER
3
RSA
7
3rd237
51 Flag of Switzerland.svg Nico Müller BAR POR BEL GBR NOR SWE CAN FRA LAT
9
USA GER RSA 19th10N/AN/A
2019 EKS Audi Sport Audi S1 40 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström ABU
BAR
BEL
11
GBR
NOR
SWE
CAN
FRA
LAT
RSA
22nd8N/AN/A
EKS Sport123 Flag of Hungary.svg Krisztián Szabó ABU
4
BAR
12
BEL
12
GBR
5
NOR
12
SWE
17
CAN
10
FRA
9
LAT
10
RSA
9
10th91

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References

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