Mattias Ekström

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Mattias Ekström
World RX - 2018 - RD2 Portugal (39936397700).jpg
Ekström in April 2018
Nationality Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish
Born (1978-07-14) July 14, 1978 (age 43)
Falun, Sweden
FIA World Rallycross Championship career
Debut season 2014
Current team KYB Team JC
Car number5
Starts49
Championships1 (2016)
Wins11
Podiums22
Finished last season2nd
DTM
Years active 20012018
Former teams Abt Sportsline
Starts217
Championships2 (2004, 2007)
Wins25
Podiums83
Poles20
Fastest laps17
FIA ERX Supercar Championship
Years active 20132014
Former teams Marklund Motorsport
Starts3
Wins1
Podiums2
Best finish10th in 2014
STCC
Years active 19972000
Former teams Volvo S40 Racing Team Sweden
Kristoffersson Motorsport
Troberg – Rydell Junior Team
Starts55
Championships1 (1999)
Wins11
Podiums30
Poles6
Fastest laps9
Previous series
2013
2010
1995–1996
V8 Supercars
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Renault 5 Junior Sweden
Championship titles
2016
2004, 2007
1999
1996
World Rallycross
DTM
STCC
Renault 5 Junior Sweden
World Rally Championship record
Active years1999–2000, 2003–2006, 2021
Teams Škoda Motorsport
Rallies9
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums0
Stage wins0
Total points0
First rally 1999 Rally Sweden
Last rally 2021 Arctic Rally

Mattias Ekström (born July 14, 1978 in Falun, Sweden) is a racing driver from Sweden. He competed in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters for Audi from 2001 until his retirement in 2018, and has been competing in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, also for Audi, since its inception in 2014. He is a FIA World Rallycross Champion, a two-time DTM champion and a three-time winner of the Race of Champions.

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Career

Ekstrom won his second DTM championship in 2007. Mattias Ekstrom 2007 DTM.jpg
Ekström won his second DTM championship in 2007.

Ekström debuted in karting in 1993. The next years he competed at the Renault 5 Turbo Cup, winning the championship in 1996. The driver progressed to the Swedish Touring Car Championship in 1997, finishing runner-up with a Volvo 850. In 1998 he drove a Ford Mondeo, claiming four podiums. Ekström won the 1999 championship driving an Audi A4 quattro. He switched rides again in 2000, finishing third with a factory Volvo S40.

In 2001, Ekström joined the Abt Junior team to compete at the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. Driving Audi TT, he finished 8th in his debut season, third in 2002, and fourth in 2003.

In 2004, Ekström won the 2004 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, defeating Mercedes rivals Gary Paffett and Christijan Albers. In the 2005 DTM season he finished second behind Paffett.

Ekström has also been active in rallying and the World Rally Championship. He debuted in the WRC in 1999 and recorded his best result at the 2005 Swedish Rally, finishing tenth in a Škoda factory team Fabia WRC. [1] At the 2005 Race of Champions, Ekström won the Nations' Cup with Tom Kristensen. In 2006, he won the Henri Toivonen Memorial Trophy and earned the title Champion of Champions at the 2006 Race of Champions, by winning over Sébastien Loeb in the individual event finals.

After a poor 2006 season, Ekström won his second DTM title in 2007 and went on to win the 2007 Race of Champions, beating Michael Schumacher in the individual finals. In 2009, he won the Race of Champions once more beating the seven-time world champion in the final.

Ekstrom competing at the opening round of the 2009 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season at Hockenheim. DTM Audi A4 Ekstroem09 amk.jpg
Ekström competing at the opening round of the 2009 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season at Hockenheim.

Ekström became the first Scandinavian driver to take part in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in June 2010. He raced for Team Red Bull at Infineon Raceway, substituting for Brian Vickers in the No. 83 Toyota Camry, as Vickers was inactive for the remainder of the 2010 season due to blood clots. Ekström was able to finish 21st and lead 7 laps mostly remaining in the top 5 or top 10 the whole day. [2] However he did so ex-aequo with another Scandinavian driver as Jan Magnussen from Denmark also took part in the same race, eventually finishing ahead of Ekström. Ekström also ran the Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway where he started 42nd and finished 31st.

Ekstrom competing in the 2014 DTM season. 2014 DTM HockenheimringII Mattias Ekstroem by 2eight 8SC4973.jpg
Ekström competing in the 2014 DTM season.
Ekstrom in his Audi S1 at the 2016 World RX of Sweden Mattias Ekstrom (Audi S1 EKS RX quattro), FIA World Rallycross Championship, Rd 6 Holjes (27752020270).jpg
Ekström in his Audi S1 at the 2016 World RX of Sweden

Ekström followed in the footsteps of his father Bengt by branching out into rallycross in 2013, competing in the Swedish round of the European Rallycross Championship in Höljes, finishing second in a Volkswagen Polo. He subsequently announced that he was establishing his own EKS RX team to compete in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. [3] The team made their debut at the Norwegian round of the 2014 World Rallycross Championship season in Hell, fielding a pair of Audi S1s for Ekström and 2013 Junior World Rally Champion Pontus Tidemand. [4]

Ekström is widely regarded as one of the most versatile drivers in the world. He also participated in the Bathurst 1000 in 2013 alongside Andy Priaulx in a 'wildcard' entry. The entry qualified 19th and finished 10th, with former 1000 winner turned commentator Mark Skaife hailing his efforts, stating that he was "one of the best debutants I have seen", as well as being "the best international driver since Jacky Ickx". Ickx won the race on debut with Allan Moffat in 1977.

In January 2018, Ekström announced that he would be retiring from DTM, [5] to concentrate on running his rallycross team, now with added support from Audi Sport. [6] However, at the end of the season Audi decided to withdrew its works programme, [7] leaving Ekström's team in limbo, with some of the team's Audi S1 were sold to the privateers. [8] Eventually the team stayed as one-car privateer after signing Krisztián Szabó from Hungary, [9] with Ekström does a wildcard entry at the inaugural World Rallycross event in Spa Francochamps. [10]

Ekström returns to World Rallycross Championship in 2020 season, initially as a wildcard for the first two rounds in Sweden for the JC Race Teknik team, which coincidentally, running two EKS RX's Audi S1. He replaced Latvian Jānis Baumanis who was unable to do the full season with the team due to funding issues caused by COVID-19 pandemic. [11] Ekström ended up signed with the team for another two double-header rounds in Finland and Latvia, [12] which he got two wins and five podiums out of six events so far, making him the championship contender along with fellow Swede Johan Kristoffersson.

Racing record

Complete Swedish Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearTeamCar12345678910111213141516DCPts
1997 Troberg – Rydell Junior Team Volvo 850 GLT MAN
1

1
MAN
2

1
KIN
1

Ret
KIN
2

4
AND
1

1
AND
2

4
FAL
1

2
FAL
2

Ret
KNU
1

Ret
KNU
2

2
KAR
1

6
KAR
2

1
2nd192
1998 Troberg – Rydell Junior Team Ford Mondeo Ghia MAN
1

Ret
MAN
2

8
KAR
1

3
KAR
2

Ret
AND
1

2
AND
2

3
FAL
1

Ret
FAL
2

Ret
KNU
1

4
KNU
2

2
MAN
1

Ret
MAN
2

DNS
8th97
1999 Kristoffersson Motorsport Audi A4 Quattro MAN
1

3
MAN
2

1
KNU
1

1
KNU
2

2
KAR
1

2
KAR
2

1
AND
1

23
AND
2

17
FAL
1

3
FAL
2

6
AND
1

3
AND
2

8
ARC
1

6
ARC
2

7
MAN
1

1
MAN
2

2
1st215
2000 Volvo S40 Racing Team Sweden Volvo S40 KAR
1

2
KAR
2

3
KNU
1

10
KNU
2

9
MAN
1

3
MAN
2

2
FAL
1

1
FAL
2

2
AND
1

4
AND
2

6
ARC
1

1
ARC
2

1
KAR
1

4
KAR
2

5
MAN
1

3
MAN
2

2
3rd165

Complete Super Tourenwagen Cup results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearTeamCar1234567891011121314151617181920DCPoints
1999 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 Quattro SAC
1
SAC
2
ZWE
1
ZWE
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
MIS
1
MIS
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
SAL
1
SAL
2
OSC
1

8
OSC
2

4
HOC
1
HOC
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
23rd47

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearTeamCar1234567891011121314151617181920DCPoints
2001 Abt Sportsline Junior Abt-Audi TT-R HOC
QR

17
HOC
CR

DNS
NÜR
QR

10
NÜR
CR

9
OSC
QR

6
OSC
CR

7
SAC
QR

2
SAC
CR

5
NOR
QR

11
NOR
CR

9
LAU
QR

Ret
LAU
CR

3
NÜR
QR

6
NÜR
CR

14
A1R
QR

Ret
A1R
CR

11
ZAN
QR

2
ZAN
CR

Ret
HOC
QR

6
HOC
CR

6
8th38
2002 Abt Sportsline Abt-Audi TT-R HOC
QR

3
HOC
CR

2
ZOL
QR

4
ZOL
CR

4
DON
QR

9
DON
CR

3
SAC
QR

14
SAC
CR

7
NOR
QR

1
NOR
CR

3
LAU
QR

4
LAU
CR

2
NÜR
QR

16
NÜR
CR

10
A1R
QR

1
A1R
CR

11
ZAN
QR

3
ZAN
CR

1
HOC
QR

3
HOC
CR

2
3rd50
2003 Abt Sportsline Abt-Audi TT-R HOC
8
ADR
2
NÜR
7
LAU
3
NOR
Ret
DON
3
NÜR
4
A1R
5
ZAN
3
HOC
2
4th46
2004 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2004 HOC
3
EST
2
ADR
1
LAU
1
NOR
4
SHA 1
3
NÜR
2
OSC
5
ZAN
1
BRN
1
HOC
6
1st74
2005 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2005 HOC
5
LAU
4
SPA
2
BRN
1
OSC
2
NOR
3
NÜR
1
ZAN
2
LAU
1
IST
12
HOC
7
2nd71
2006 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2006 HOC
Ret
LAU
DSQ
OSC
7
BRH
1
NOR
6
NÜR
8
ZAN
13
CAT
4
BUG
Ret
HOC
12†
8th21
2007 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2007 HOC
1
OSC
7
LAU
10
BRH
3
NOR
3
MUG
2
ZAN
3
NÜR
3
CAT
Ret
HOC
3
1st50
2008 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2008 HOC
1
OSC
8
MUG
6
LAU
3
NOR
4
ZAN
1
NÜR
6
BRH
3
CAT
DSQ
BUG
1
HOC
7
3rd56
2009 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2009 HOC
7
LAU
3
NOR
3
ZAN
3
OSC
2
NÜR
3
BRH
5
CAT
6
DIJ
9
HOC
Ret
5th41
2010 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2009 HOC
6
VAL
1
LAU
Ret
NOR
2
NÜR
7
ZAN
4
BRH
Ret
OSC
3
HOC
Ret
ADR
8
SHA
9
5th35
2011 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2009 HOC
2
ZAN
8
SPL
Ret
LAU
11
NOR
7
NÜR
1
BRH
2
OSC
1
VAL
1
HOC
6
2nd52
2012 Abt Sportsline Audi A5 DTM HOC
3
LAU
5
BRH
5
SPL
4
NOR
Ret
NÜR
11
ZAN
3
OSC
8
VAL
3
HOC
Ret
6th81
2013 Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM HOC
Ret
BRH
7
SPL
5
LAU
8
NOR
DSQ
MSC
2
NÜR
13
OSC
7
ZAN
4
HOC
4
7th68
2014 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM HOC
2
OSC
13
HUN
9
NOR
3
MSC
3
SPL
7
NÜR
Ret
LAU
Ret
ZAN
1
HOC
1
2nd106
2015 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM HOC
1

12
HOC
2

1
LAU
1

3
LAU
2

2
NOR
1

17
NOR
2

4
ZAN
1

13
ZAN
2

7
SPL
1

5
SPL
2

1
MSC
1

Ret
MSC
2

3
OSC
1

14
OSC
2

11
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

11
HOC
1

9
HOC
2

2
3rd147
2016 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM HOC
1

9
HOC
2

Ret
SPL
1

16
SPL
2

2
LAU
1

6
LAU
2

2
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

Ret
ZAN
1

7
ZAN
2

7
MSC
1

5
MSC
2

9
NÜR
1

DSQ
NÜR
2

4
HUN
1

18
HUN
2

1
HOC
1
HOC
2
7th107
2017 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM HOC
1

5
HOC
2

11
LAU
1

8
LAU
2

2
HUN
1

5
HUN
2

2
NOR
1

3
NOR
2

4
MSC
1

8
MSC
2

2
ZAN
1

17†
ZAN
2

3
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

6
SPL
1

1
SPL
2

5
HOC
1

11
HOC
2

8
2nd176
2018 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM HOC
1

17
HOC
2

16
LAU
1
LAU
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
MIS
1
MIS
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
SPL
1
SPL
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
NC‡0‡

1 Shanghai was a non-championship round.
Retired, but was classified as he completed 75% of the winner's race distance.
As Ekström was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

NASCAR

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results
YearTeamNo.Make123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536NSCCPts
2010 Team Red Bull 83 Toyota DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT POC MCH SON
21
NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH
31
NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM 58th175

Complete V8 Supercar results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearTeamCar123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536Final PosPoints
2013 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
PUK
R6
PUK
R7
PUK
R8
PUK
R9
BAR
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
COTA
R13
COTA
R14
COTA
R15
COTA
R16
HID
R17
HID
R18
HID
R19
TOW
R20
TOW
R21
QLD
R22
QLD
R23
QLD
R24
WIN
R25
WIN
R26
WIN
R27
SAN
R28
BAT
R29

10
SUR
R30
SUR
R31
PHI
R32
PHI
R33
PHI
R34
SYD
R35
SYD
R36
55th156

Complete WRC results

(key)

YearEntrantCar12345678910111213141516WDCPoints
1999 Mattias Ekström Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV MON SWE
30
KEN POR ESP FRA ARG GRE NZL FIN CHN ITA AUS GBR NC0
2000 Mattias Ekström Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV MON SWE
21
KEN POR ESP ARG GRE NZL FIN CYP FRA ITA AUS GBR NC0
2003 Mattias Ekström Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII MON SWE
23
TUR NZL ARG GRE CYP GER FIN AUS ITA FRA ESP GBR NC0
2004 Mattias Ekström Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII MON SWE
12
MEX NZL CYP GRE TUR ARG FIN GER
24
JPN GBR ITA FRA ESP AUS NC0
2005 Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia WRC MON SWE
10
MEX NZL ITA CYP TUR GRE ARG FIN GER GBR JPN FRA ESP AUS NC0
2006 Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia WRC MON SWE
Ret
MEX ESP FRA ARG ITA GRE GER
11
FIN JPN CYP TUR AUS NZL GBR NC0
2021 Mattias Ekström Škoda Fabia R5 Evo MON ARC
19
CRO POR ITA KEN EST BEL GRE FIN ESP JPN NC*0*

Complete Global RallyCross Championship results

(key)

Supercar

YearEntrantCar123456789GRCPoints
2013 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo BRAMUN1
5
MUN2
4
LOUBRILANATLCHALVS15th26

Complete FIA European Rallycross Championship results

(key)

Supercar

YearEntrantCar123456789ERXPoints
2013 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo GBRPORHUNFINNORSWE
2
FRAAUTGER17th23
2014 EKS RX Audi S1 GBRNOR
11
BELGER
1
ITA10th22

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship results

(key)

Supercar

YearEntrantCar12345678910111213WRXPoints
2014 EKS RX Audi S1 POR GBR NOR
19
FIN SWE
1
BEL CAN FRA GER
2
ITA TUR ARG 11th55
2015 EKS RX Audi S1 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
2016 EKS RX Audi S1 POR
7
HOC
1
BEL
1
GBR
1
NOR
3
SWE
6
CAN
8
FRA
8
BAR
1
LAT
2
GER
5
ARG
5
1st272
2017 EKS RX Audi S1 BAR
1
POR
1
HOC
1
BEL
4
GBR
5
NOR
4
SWE CAN
7
FRA
3
LAT
2
GER
1
RSA
3
2nd255
2018 EKS Audi Sport Audi S1 BAR
6
POR
7
BEL
4
GBR
4
NOR
2
SWE
6
CAN
4
FRA
4
LAT
2
USA
6
GER
2
RSA
2
2nd248
2019 EKS Audi Sport Audi S1 UAE ESP BEL
11
GBR NOR SWE CAN FRA LAT RSA 22nd8
2020 Sweden KYB Team JC Audi S1 SWE
2
SWE
1
FIN
7
FIN
2
LAT
2
LAT
1
ESP
5
ESP
4
2nd192

Bathurst 1000 results

YearTeamCarCo-driverPositionLap
2013 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore VF Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Priaulx 10th161

Complete Extreme E results

(key)

YearTeamCar12345678910Pos.Points
2021 Abt Cupra XE Spark ODYSSEY 21 DES
Q

8
DES
R

7
OCE
Q

3
OCE
R

5
ARC
Q

2
ARC
R

7
ISL
Q
ISL
R
TBC
Q
TBC
R
6th*54*

* Season still in progress.

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The 2018 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters was the thirty-second season of premier German touring car championship and also nineteenth season under the moniker of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters since the series' resumption in 2000. 2018 would be the final season for the traditional 4.0-litre V8 naturally-aspirated engine package that debuted in the inaugural reborn season; as the brand new engine package has been introduced for the following season as part of the "Class One Project" prospect with Japanese Super GT GT500 cars. 2018 also marked the final season for Mercedes-AMG in DTM due to Mercedes-AMG departing to FIA Formula E from the 2019–20 season and thus ended its 19 year participation.

The 2017 World RX of Sweden, formally known as the 2017 Swecon World RX of Sweden, for sponsorship reasons, was the seventh round of the fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The event was held at the Höljesbanan in the village of Höljes, Värmland and also hosted round six of the European Rallycross Championship and round four of the RX2 International Series, the main support category for the World Rallycross Championship.

The 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy was the fifth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) as the highest class of international rallycross.

Jonathan Aberdein South African racing driver

Jonathan Aberdein is a South African racing driver. He currently competes for Audi Sport Team WRT in the 2019 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters.

References

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Fredrik Ekblom
Swedish Touring Car Championship
Champion

1999
Succeeded by
Tommy Rustad
Preceded by
Bernd Schneider
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
Champion

2004
Succeeded by
Gary Paffett
Preceded by
Jean Alesi
Sébastien Loeb
Race of Champions
Nations' Cup

2005 with:
Tom Kristensen
Succeeded by
Marcus Grönholm
Heikki Kovalainen
Preceded by
Sébastien Loeb
Race of Champions
Champion of Champions

2006–2007
Succeeded by
Sébastien Loeb
Preceded by
Bernd Schneider
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
Champion

2007
Succeeded by
Timo Scheider
Preceded by
Sébastien Loeb
Race of Champions
Champion of Champions

2009
Succeeded by
Filipe Albuquerque
Preceded by
Petter Solberg
World Rallycross Champion
2016
Succeeded by
Johan Kristoffersson