Friday, October 4, 2013

DTM: Mattias Ekström in a V8 Supercar - Testing Video

By Johan Laubscher

Two DTM superstars will be joining the 2013 Bathurst 1000 grid next weekend. One of the two international drivers is non-other than Audi Sport factory DTM driver, and two-time DTM champion, Mattias Ekström.

Mattias Ekström will be joined by BMW’s Andy Priaulx, the multiple WTCC champion and current BMW factory DTM driver. The pair will be behind the wheel of the Xbox One Holden Commodore wild card entry, entered and run by Triple Eight Race Engineering.

The pairing took part in a test session at Queensland Raceway this week. For Priaulx it was the first time on track with the new generation of Australian V8 Supercars, as he has competed at Bathurst in the past. For Ekström it was a first taste of a V8 Supercar and he is looking forward to his first laps at Mount Panorama next week. 

SpeedCafe have published a video featuring the X-Box One test, and it includes brief interviews with both DTM drivers. That video has been embedded below.

The race will be taking place from 10-13 October. 

Photo credit: Xbox Australia