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Mattias Ekstrom Returns Audi to Professional Rally Racing with New S1

posted by on 23 April 2014 in Motorsport

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The FIA World Rallycross series has confirmed that Mattias Ekstrom will spearhead a return of the four rings to rally racing. The Swede’s team will campaign a rally-prepared version of the new Audi S1 beginning this season. More…

Audi Sport News Brief: DTM

posted by on 14 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Activity is picking up as the latest DTM season moves closer to opening day. This week saw the team traveling from test to test, with various events in between. The RS 5 DTM proved strong at the Hungaroring and now moves to a four-day test in Hockenheim. Remaining 2014-spec liveries for the RS 5 DTM have been revealed, while drivers like Mattias Ekstrom and Edo Mortara have headed to various PR events. More…

DTM: Mattias Ekstrom & Audi RS 5 DTM Impress Fans in Graz

posted by on 8 April 2014 in Motorsport

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‘Der Spielberg in Graz’ – the spectacular season opening of the Red Bull Ring in the Graz city center starred under this motor on Saturday. Around 50,000 spectators accepted the invitation and enjoyed among other things the demonstration runs by two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekström in his Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM. The Red Bull Ring close to Spielberg, around 70 kilometers northwest of Graz, hosts the DTM on August 3. More…

Video: Audi DTM Drivers Take Ice Track Challenge in Pair of RS 6 Avants

posted by on 4 April 2014 in Video

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The recipe for Audi Deutschland’s latest #quattrochallenges video is quite simple- create a racetrack out of a frozen lake, and give two of its DTM drivers RS 6s covered in GoPro cameras. Mattias Ekström and Timo Scheider headed to Sweden drive the purpose built course, with its combination of slow and fast corners resulting in […] More…

DTM 2014: Audi with Three DTM Champions

posted by on 20 December 2013 in Motorsport

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It’s been sealed: For the first time in DTM history, Audi will be competing with three DTM Champions in the 2014 season. Following Mike Rockenfeller (D/30), Mattias Ekström (S/35) and Timo Scheider (D/35) have been confirmed as drivers as well.

Race of Champions Cancelled Due to Political Turmoil in Thailand

posted by on 2 December 2013 in Audi News

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It appears the 2013 Race of Champions has been cancelled due to the political situation going on right now in Thailand. Below you’ll find a press release from the ROC detailing the situation. The release doesn’t include any possible plans for an alternative location and, given the schedule had the ROC 2013 happening in under two weeks, we suspect finding an alternative venue and moving all of the cars and equipment necessary to pull off the event simply isn’t feasible. Tom Kristensen and Mattias Ekstrom were confirmed to be taking part and the Audi R8 LMS and KTM X-bow were planned vehicles set to compete. For now, it seems all plans for the 2013 event are off. More…

ROC: Three-Time ‘Champion of Champions’ Mattias Ekström Returns

posted by on 14 November 2013 in Motorsport

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Triple ROC ‘Champion of Champions’ Mattias Ekström will make a return to the Race Of Champions at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium on December 14-15.

Audi Sport News Brief: DTM – Hockenheim II

posted by on 20 October 2013 in Motorsport

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All the latest news surrounding the Hockenheim season finale for the Audi Sport DTM team. More…

Q&A: Mattias Ekström on Zandvoort

posted by on 27 September 2013 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport driver Mattias Ekstrom answers question just before the Zandvoort round of the 2013 DTM season. More…

Audi Sport News Brief: DTM

posted by on 9 September 2013 in Motorsport

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Mattias Ekstrom to start in 1000 Km of Bathurst, summer party at Team Rosberg, DTM advertises in Braunschweig and more than 1000 Audi mechanics keep their fingers crossed. More…

Ekstrom & Rally Star Ogier Swap Racecars

posted by on 18 August 2013 in Motorsport

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“Fantastic, but much too short!” This was Sébastien Ogier’s (F/29) initial comment after a test drive of the Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM on the Nürburgring. More…

Q&A: Mattias Ekstrom Following DTM Round in Russia

posted by on 5 August 2013 in Motorsport

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Audi Sport DTM driver Mattias Ekstrom reflects upon this past weekend’s race in Moscow, Russia and his second place finish on the podium. More…