Sunday, June 21, 2015

World RX: Strong day 1 for Audi drivers in Estering RX

By Tarek Ramchani

It was a great opening day for the Audi drivers at Estering. The demanding German track is hosting the fifht round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Three drivers were inside the Top 10, while an unbelievable bad luck hit Mattias Ekstrom.

At the end of two hard and fought heats it was Robin Larsson who was the best ranked Audi driver. The 2014 FIA European Rallycross champion was sixth overall collecting a total of 71 behind the wheel of the #4 Audi A1 from Larsson Jernberg Racing.

ALL-INKL Münnich Motorsport team owner René Münnich had an amazing day in his home round. The German driver was ninth overall with the #77 Audi S3 with 56 points.

Anton Marklund was a position behind, ending the day in tenth place overall with the #92 Audi S1 from EKS. The youn Swedish driver scored a total of 54 points.

Alx Danielsson was fourteenth overall with the second entry from ALL-INKL Münnich Motorsport. The driver of the #55 Audi S3 has 41 points.

A day to forget for EKS superstar and team owner Mattias Ekström. Eki started the day very well in the Open Practice with his #10 Audi S1. But later was forced to retire in his two heats. He ended in seventeenth place with a total of 16 points.

Estering RX Results

World RX action will resume tomorrow at Estering with Heat 3, Heat 4, the Semi-Finals.

Photo credit: Robin Larsson / ALL-INKL Münnich Motorsport / World RX