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Mattias Ekström

Don Pablo 11 March 2018
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Swedish racing and rally driver, born on July 14, 1978. He is the champion of FIA World Rallycross Championship, two-time champion of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters and three-time champion of Race of Champions. He made his debut in karting in 1993, then he competed in the Renault 5 Turbo Cup winning the title in 1996. Since 2001, he competed in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters every year fighting for the podium, winning two championship titles 2004 and 2007. In 2010 he became the first Scandinavian driver participating in NASCAR races. In 2013, he started racing in rallycross and founded his own team EKS RX. Since 2014 he has been in the FIA ​​World Rallycross Championship at the wheel of the Audi S1, winning the title in the 2016 season. In January 2018, he announced that he would be retiring from DTM.

The most important achievements
1st place in the Swedish Touring Car Championship in 1999
1st place at the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters in 2004
1st place in the Race of Champions in 2006
1st place in the Race of Champions in 2007
1st place at the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters in 2007
1st place in the Race of Champions in 2009
1st place in the Supercars class at the FIA ​​World Rallycross Championship in 2016


Credits: EKS, source: Commons Wikimedia

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