Premiere: Four Audi S1 EKS RX quattro in FIA World Rallycross Championship

Racing alongside Rallycross World Champion Mattias Ekström and a other unchanging EKS drivers, Toomas Heikkinen and Reinis Nitišs, Audi DTM motorist Nico Müller is celebrating his World RX debut. “Mattias and we have been teammates in a DTM given 2016,” says Müller. “Consequently, we speak about rallycross as well. I’ve been following a World RX for some time and suffer a competition and a atmosphere. Racing during a eventuality in France creates a dream come loyal for me. The 560-hp supercars are overwhelming and concede tough and stirring duels. You get dependant to them.”

Ekström adds: “I’m really happy that Nico’s racing with us. I’ve been aiming to put 4 cars on a grid in a World RX for a prolonged time. That it’s function in France of all places is fantastic. It’s one of my comprehensive favorite rounds. 80,000 spectators and a extensive track. For drivers and fans, Lohéac is a rallycross paradise.” The lane is a classical circuit given a dirt is really tough even in a sand sections. There are many really quick sections where overtaking is probable when drivers stop before entering them. The prolonged together expostulate on a normal track and on a Joker path is spectacular.

“The circuit is impossibly sundry and France is one of my favorite countries,” says Toomas Heikkinen. “The people are super-friendly, a food is tasty and a atmosphere is breath-taking.” Reinis Nitišs expresses identical views: “Finally, a wait is over. A four-week mangle given a final competition has been a prolonged time. We’re well prepared and intend to means a prodigy as a foursome in France.” For a initial time in a 2017 season, a limit series of 25 drivers will be on a World RX grid. In further to a 18 permanent drivers, there will be 7 singular entrants.