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The main actors of course are the drivers. EKS is made up of the current Junior World Rally Champion Pontus Tidemand and EKS owner Mattias Ekström who is set to race in selected events. Mattias will share the second car with our wild card drivers.

Name Markus Winkelhock

Car Audi S1 EKS RX quattro

Status Wild card driver

Date of birth 13/06/80

Nationality German

Hometown Stuttgart


Markus’ career started in single-seater racing. In 2004 he switched to DTM for one season before he moved back to single-seaters in 2005 and became a test and reserve driver in the Midland F1 team. In July 2007, Markus made his race debut in F1 for Spyker and led the European GP for a total of six laps. At the end of the season, he returned to DTM with Audi and stayed for three years before moving to GT racing, where he became FIA GT1 World Champion in 2012. He has also won the famous Nürburgring 24 Hours with the Audi R8 LMS ultra and is part of Audi Sport customer racing’s GT line-up in 2014.

Name Per-Gunnar ‘P-G’ Andersson

Car Audi S1 EKS RX quattro

Status Wild card driver

Date of birth 10/03/80

Nationality Swedish

Hometown Årjäng


Per-Gunnar Andersson from Sweden started his career in motorsport when he was 15. He clinched the Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC) two times in 2004 and 2007. P-G competed in more than 70 WRC events, most of them with EKS team manager Emil Axelsson being his co-driver. He has also experience in Rallycross and became the 100th driver to enter World RX in 2014.

“The EKS team is a celebration to everything that I love about racing; the passion, enthusiasm and joy. And, of course, professionalism and preparation. I have brought together great professionals and long-time friends who love the challenge and understand what it takes to win.“

Mattias Ekström

Mattias Ekström

Pontus Tidemand



Markus Winkelhock



Name Edward Sandström

Car Audi S1 EKS RX quattro

Status Wild card driver

Date of birth 14/01/79

Nationality Swedish

Hometown Berlingen/Switzerland


Edward has an extensive knowledge of racing almost all kinds of race cars. Wins in the Swedish Touringcar Championship and the title of the Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia are mixed with successful endurance racing, for example winning the Dubai 24 Hours. In 2013 he finished second in the FIA GT Series in an Audi R8 LMS ultra. This year he is competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series.

Edward Sandström

P-G Andersson


Name Pontus Tidemand

Car Audi S1 EKS RX quattro

Status Permanent driver

Date of birth 12/10/90

Nationality Swedish

Hometown Charlottenberg


Pontus Tidemand has had his main goal to become a professional driver set from his early years. After a successful start in crosskart and rallying Pontus made his rally debut on senior level in 2009. Two years later the Swede became the youngest driver ever to receive the title Swedish Rally Champion. He made his World Rally Car debut in 2013 and became champion of JWRC the same year. Pontus is our ‘No 1’ driver and we are proud that he joined EKS and brings a lot of passion for motorsport and a huge bunch of talent to our team.

Name Mattias Ekström

Car Audi S1 EKS RX quattro

Status Permanent driver

Date of birth 14/07/78

Nationality Swedish

Hometown Falun


Mattias Ekström simply loves speed, especially everything on four wheels. He grew up with rallycross and spent a large part of his youth in RX paddocks with his dad Bengt, who drove in the European Championships. Mattias has raced his way across the globe for more than 20 years and racing is in his genes. The team EKS is a celebration to everything that he loves about racing; the passion, enthusiasm and joy.



RX is head to head, short sharp racing around mixed surface tracks (dirt and tarmac) bringing together the best elements from circuit racing and rallying. It’s the fastest growing motorsport in the world with a unique idea: The Joker is a slower, alternative section of the track that must be taken once in each race.



EKS Performance AB

Box 22 206

104 22 Stockholm




Lukas Stelmaszyk


Mobile +49 171-9301773

Tel +49 40-300682-41



Klas Boman


Mobile +46 70-5910519

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