With two World RX events behind, EKS has made great progress with their Audi S1’s over the past weeks. Now the team is gearing up to make the most out of their weekend when the FIA World Rallycross Championship lands in Sweden. Pontus Tidemand is more than ready to give it his all in front of his home crowd.
“The dream is to win in Sweden so we are definitely hoping for success” says Pontus. “We are still working really hard on the development and even though we have not reached semi finals in our two first races, we are on the right way. The car runs amazingly well on the track and we are constantly improving the details in order to become as competitive as we want to be.”
As the annual rallycross event in Höljes now is a part of the World RX, the interest is greater than ever, both among competitors and spectators. A record number of cars has entered – a total of 107 – and 41 of them are included in the Supercar category. The paddock area, as well as the spectator area, have been expanded and more tickets have been sold compared to previous years. Last year’s spectator record of 29 200 people is expected to be surpassed by a wide margin.
“The event in Höljes is always a big happening and everyone has fun, no matter if you are in a car on the track or visiting as a spectator. If you have never been to a rallycross event before, this weekend is a perfect opportunity to see the sport at it’s best” says Pontus with a smile.
Just in time for the weekend, EKS founder Mattias Ekström is back as a driver in his team. The competition runs Saturday and Sunday and the finals will be broadcasted live on Swedish television.