Wednesday, April 23, 2014

World RX: Mattias Ekström Rallycross Team EKSRX armed with Audi S1

By Johan Laubscher

News broke on Wednesday that Mattias Ekström's new World Rallycross team will be fielding two Audi S1 Supercar class rallycross cars this year. 

EKSRX will be running the two cars that will be driven by the Swedish driver, Pontus Tidemand, and a number of guest drivers as wildcard entries. The EKSRX team will be taking part in selected rounds of the new FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) this year with the goal of developing their new Audi S1 cars.

The first glimpse of the car is a white Audi S1 called the "Audi S1 EKS RX Concept".

This confirms the second Audi team entering the 2014 World RX, as Münnich Motorpsort will be entering their Audi S3 rallycross car in the Supercar class as well. 

The 2014 World RX season gets underway in Portugal, 3-4 May, however neither of the two Audi teams are currently listed on the entry list for the first round.

Photo credit: EKSRX