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WHO IS EKS?

WHO IS BEHIND THE WHEEL?

The main actors of course are the drivers. EKS is made up of Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen and EKS owner Mattias Ekström.

“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

Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen

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Mattias Ekström

Reinis Nitišs

Car Audi S1 EKS RX quattro

Status Permanent driver

Date of birth 14/07/78

Nationality Swedish

Hometown Falun

Motorsport since 1993

 

Mattias Ekström simply loves speed, especially everything on four wheels. The two-time DTM champion 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 of everything that he loves about racing; the passion, enthusiasm and joy.

Car Audi S1 EKS RX quattro

Status Permanent driver (individual)

Date of birth 16/12/95

Nationality Latvian

Hometown Jēkabpils

Motorsport since 2001

 

Reinis Nitišs is the newcomer at EKS. The Latvian began his motorsport career in karting and celebrated his first title at just 13 years of age. In 2011, the cross-crountry skiing enthusiast and endurance sportsman switched to Rallycross, where he continued his success story. In 2013, Nitišs became European Champion in the Super1600 class. A year later he became the still to this day youngest driver to win a World Championship round in the Supercar class at 18 years and 181 days old, eventually coming third in the overall standings. He sees the change to the world champion team EKS as a unique opportunity. He wants to pay back the trust placed in him with top results in the 560 hp Audi S1 EKS RX quattro.

Car Audi S1 EKS RX quattro

Status Permanent driver

Date of birth 27/03/91

Nationality Finnish

Hometown Joensuu

Motorsport since 1999

 

Topi is not only a super fast guy on the track, but also a very good character with a waggish sense of humour. He started racing at the age of eight, and switched to rallycross in 2010, winning the Finnish Championship in his first season. In 2013, he burst onto the scene in a big way. He became Global Rallycross Champion and also a two times X Games gold medalist. In 2014, Topi finished runner-up in the World RX Drivers’ Championship.

WHO SUPPORTS US?

WHAT THE HELL IS RX?

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.

CONTACT

CONTACT

EKS Performance AB

Box 22 206

104 22 Stockholm

Sweden

MEDIA (INTERNATIONAL)

Lukas Stelmaszyk

Tel +49 40-300682-41

MEDIA

(NORDIC REGION)

Klas Boman

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