Saturday, August 8, 2015

World RX: Strong opening day for Audi drivers at Trois-Rivières

By Tarek Ramchani

The FIA World Rallycross Championship action has started at Trois-Riviéres. The Audi drivers performed very well in the openind day of the Canadian round.

EKS team owner Mattias Ekström ended the day in a very strong second overall with a total of 84 points. Eki is driving the #10 Audi S1 EKS quattro and was third in the two heats of the day.

Tommy Rustad who is debuting in FIA World Rallycross Championship with the ALL-INKL Münnich Motorsport team is sixth overall with 72 points. Behind the wheel of the #24 Audi S3 RX he was tenth in Heat 1 and sixth in Heat 2.

EKS's Anton Marklund narrowly missed the top-ten with the #92 Volkswagen Polo, he ended in eleventh place with 67 points. The talented Swedish driver thirteenth in Heat 1 and improved up to eighth in Heat 2.

René Münnich the ALL-INKL Münnich Motorsport team owner was fourteenth overall with a total of 59 points. The German driver of the #77 Audi S3 RX was fourteenth in Heat 1 and fifteenth in Heat 2.

Bad luck hit again Robin Larsson. The 2014 Euro RX champion ended the day in ninteenth place with 33 points. It all started well with an eleventh place in Heat 1. Unfortunately he was not able to take part in Heat 2 as his #4 Audi A1 Supercar suffered a broken driveshaft.

Action will resume on Saturday at Trois-Riviéres with Heat 3, Heat 4, the Semi-Finals and big Final.

Photo credit:  World RX