Ekström back on top in Germany

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service

Mattias Ekstrom at the FIA World RallyCross Championship of Germany at Buxtehude on the 1st October 2017 –
Photographer Credit:
@World / Red Bull Content Pool

Swede beats Timmy Hansen to claim a fourth win in penultimate FIA WRX race.

Mattias Ekström got back to winning ways at the Estering Grand Prix to end Volkswagen’s dominant run of victories.

The 2016 World Champion won the first three races of this season before Johan Kristoffersson and Petter Solberg shared the following seven with the former claiming the title.

Mattias Ekstrom at the FIA World RallyCross Championship of Germany at Buxtehude on the 1st October 2017 –
Photographer Credit:
@World / Red Bull Content Pool

Ekström took the lead at the first corner and pulled away from the remaining pack which included Team Peugeot-Hansen youngster Kevin Hansen for the first ever time.

Kevin was up as high at second at one point before broken rear suspension and a puncture put an end to his hopes with older sibling Timmy moving through for his third podium of the season, Toomas Heikkinen took third in his EKS RX.

Timmy Hansen at the FIA World RallyCross Championship of Germany at Buxtehude on the 1st October 2017 –
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@World / Red Bull Content Pool
Toomas Heikkinen and Timmy Hansen at the FIA World RallyCross Championship of Germany at Buxtehude on the 1st October 2017 –
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@World / Red Bull Content Pool
Timmy Hansen Mattias Ekstrom and Toomas Heikkinen at the FIA World RallyCross Championship of Germany at Buxtehude on the 1st October 2017 –
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@World / Red Bull Content Pool

RACE RESULTS:

1. Mattias EKSTRÖM – 03:41.663
2. Timmy HANSEN – 03:44.292
3. Toomas HEIKKINEN – 03:45.380

OVERALL STANDINGS:

1. Johan KRISTOFFERSSON – 286
2.Petter SOLBERG – 234
3. Mattias EKSTRÖM – 233

 

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