Hattrick! Audi and Ekström stone Hockenheim

At a Hockenheimring, Ekström continued final year’s success with a forceful drive. “Winning here during Hockenheim, in front of a many DTM and rallycross fans, is an implausible feeling,” pronounced Ekström with a large laugh on his face. For a prolonged time it did not seem like a Swede would be means to applaud another success. Although Ekström and his teammates, Reinis Nitišs and Toomas Heikkinen, had again competent for a semi-final of a twelve best drivers, positions four, eleven and twelve were not a good starting base.

“On Friday and Saturday, we had a few problems gripping gait with a competition,” pronounced Ekström. “Unfortunately, due to my double joining in a World RX and a DTM, we wasn’t means to spend a lot of time with a group and to assistance removing a hoop on these issues. But a guys burnt a midnight oil from Thursday on and did another illusory job.” In drizzling sleet on an intensely sleazy track, Heikkinen finished a good group outcome clinched by EKS.

In a drivers’ standings, after 3 of twelve rounds of a season, Ekström is in a tip mark with 85 points, his advantage over runner-up Kristoffersson now amounting to 16 points. Audi and EKS will continue racing in a World Rallycross Championship subsequent weekend with turn 4 of a deteriorate to be hold during Mettet in Belgium on May 13 and 14. Ekstöm has fondest memories of a Circuit Jules Tacheny. Last year, a universe champion won on a lane in Wallonia that poses good technical challenges.