Monday, January 26, 2015

World RX: Anton Marklund joins EKS family

EKS Press Release

Anton Marklund will be at the wheel of an Audi S1 EKS RX quattro in the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship. The 22-year-old Swede joins Mattias Ekström as driver of EKS. “This is an amazing opportunity that Mattias and EKS are giving to me, both to score top results in 2015 and to develop on all levels for my future career”, says Anton.

“Mattias has been a friend of mine since 2013, when we competed together in X Games Munich. He has helped me a lot already in my career and I’m really glad that I now will join the ’family’ of EKS.” In 2015 Anton will drive the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro in World RX and additionally compete in the brand-new Audi Sport TT Cup. Two races of the Audi one-make cup will be held at six DTM events.

Anton started his racing career in folkrace and moved to Rallycross in 2010 and became a professional two years later. In his first full season he earned the European Champion’s title in TouringCars with two top spots and six runner-up positions. Stepping up to a SuperCar in 2013 Anton was seen racing in FIA European Rallycross Championship, X Games, Gymkhana GRiD and Swedish Championship. 2014 was his most successful season so far, competing in X Games and the inaugural FIA World Rallycross Championship in a VW Polo of Marklund Motorsport, finishing 6th overall.

Name _ Anton Marklund
Date of birth _ 09/12/92
Nationality _ Swedish
Hometown _ Boliden
Height _ 1.84 m
Weight _ 83 kg
RX events (SuperCar) _ 21
Best result (SuperCar) _ P2 (Canada 2014) 
Hobbies _ everything with engines, hunting and wildlife 
Motorsport _ since 2006, professional since 2012
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Photo credit: EKS