Go under the hood of an unstoppable WRX machine

Press the buttons on the Audi which has delivered Mattias Ekström three early World RallyCross wins.
Mattias Ekström at the FIA World RallyCross Championship Hockenheim Circuit in Germany on the May 7, 2017.
Mattias Ekström makes it three wins from three © @World/Red Bull Content Pool
By Tim Sturtridge

Mattias Ekström is on a roll. The 2017 World RallyCross Championship has seen the Swedish driver get the defence of his title off to the perfect start. Another imperious performance at this weekend’s World RX of Hockenheim means it’s three wins from the first three races of the season for Ekström.

Title rivals such as Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen have been doing all they can to keep pace with Ekström. With three-quarters of the 2017 campaign remaining there are still plenty of points up for grabs, but right now the only guy in the paddock with the winning formula is Team EKS RX’s lead driver.

Click on Ekström’s Audi S1 EKS RX below to find out how he’s leaving the competition in his dust…

World RallyCross standings after Round 3 at Hockenheim

1. Mattias Ekström (SWE)    Audi    85 points
2. Johan Kristoffersson (SWE)    Volkswagen    69
3. Petter Solberg (NOR)    Volkswagen    62
4. Sébastien Loeb (FRA)    Peugeot    48
5. Timmy Hansen (SWE)    Peugeot    47
9. Kevin Hansen (SWE)    Peugeot    33
10. Toomas Heikkinen (FIN)    Audi    29

The 2017 World RallyCross Championship returns this coming weekend for World RX of Belgium, May 13-14.

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