Sunday, May 24, 2015

World RX: Mattias Ekström and EKS Audi narrowly missed victory at Lydden Hill

By Tarek Ramchani

An amazing performance from Mattias Ekström at Lydden Hill, round four of the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship. The Swedish driver narrowly missed the race victory with his Audi S1 quattro.

It was a hard and fought final with difficult track and weather conditions. Mattias Ekström finished the 6-lap final in second place right behind Petter Solberg. The two drivers gave the fans on site and around the world a thrilling last lap battle for the outright victory. Petter Solberg the 2014 champion took his joker at the very last lap and managed to stay ahead of Mattias Ekström. The double DTM champion put a great pressure on the Norwegian but was not able to pass.

Mattias Ekström:

"I missed the race win in the opening metres of the final, I lost some time at the start of the race. The team worked very well this weekend, and these are big points."

Earlier in the first semi final, Robin Larsson finished the race in sixth place behind the wheel of his Audi A1. The 2014 FIA European Rallycross champion pushed hard but it was not enough to reach the final.

Photo credit: EKS