Introducing the teams

About EKS

The concept of EKS was first thought of in late 2013… by June 2014, owner Mattias Ekström was ready to race. A month later, EKS won their first race in Holjes, Sweden. The group went from idea to WRX Sweden champion in 6 months, an almost impossible feat. In the 2016 season, Ekström became World Rallycross champion, and EKS would be winners of the Team Championship. Today, EKS retains the guidance of Ekström as new lead driver Krisztian Szabo takes to the track, supported by an army of analysts, engineers, mechanics and support staff.

 

 

About the

World Rallycross

Rallycross began in 1967 in the UK and was granted World Championship status by the FIA in 2014.

It is a combination of rally and circuit racing. Tracks are usually 60% asphalt and 40% dirt, with short laps around 1km in length. Qualifiers are 4 laps, semi’s and final are 6 laps. Every race, drivers must complete one joker lap – a slightly longer route. The timing of when to take this joker lap gives Rallycross a real tactical edge. The cars are over 600bhp, and go 0-60mph in under 2 seconds, quicker than an F1 car.

 
Records & Achievements

EKS WRX Record

2018
Driver 2nd place Ekström, 3rd place Bakkerud, Team 2nd place
2017
Winner of 4 rounds, Driver 2nd place Ekström, Team 3rd place
2016
Winner of 4 rounds, Driver Champion Ekström, Team Champion EKS
2015
Winner of 1 round
2014
Winner of 1 round

 

About the vehicle

Audi S1 EKS RX Quattro

Category: Supercar
Engine: Audi stright 4 engine with turbocharger and intercooling
Displacement: 2000CC
Power output: 580hp
0-100kph: 1.9 secs

 

KYB Components Onboard

KYB Components
Suspension
KYB Components
EPS

Krisztian Szabo

Krisztian Szabo was born in Hungary, 1992. As a teenager, he was a successful skier, but traded snow for the track and began a career in racing. He was Junior European Autocross Champion in 2009 and 2010, and also European Buggy1600 Champion. He switched to Rallycross in 2014 and won the 2016 and 2017 FIA European Rallycross Championship in the Super1600 category. He participated in EuroRX for two rounds in 2018 for EKS, before joining the team as lead driver for the 2019 season.

Race Schedule

Round 7 Trois-Rivières

Next Race: August 3-4
Canada
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Round 8 Lohéac

Next Race: August 31 - Sept 1
Bretagne
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Round 9 Bikernieki

Next Race: Sept 14-15
Latvia
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Round 10 Killarney

Next Race: November 9-10
South Africa
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