Anton Marklund go from a VW Polo to a Audi S1 in the FIA European Rallycross Championship this season, the DTM champion Mattias Ekstrom association in the team EKS RX. “This is an incredible opportunity Mattias and EKS are giving me both to score first results in 2015 and to develop at all levels for my future career” said Marklund, who finished second in the Canadian round of World RX season last.
Since its debut in international rallycross in 2011, Anton Marklund has so far driven by his father Marklund Motorsport team won the title Jan. touringcar in 2012 before making his debut in 2013 Supercar. The relationship between Marklund and Ekstrom was formed in 2013 when Ekstrom ran one pole of Marklund Motorsport X Games in Munich and Sweden round of Euro Rallycross.
“Anton Mattias has been my friend since 2013, when we compete together in the X Games Munich. He has helped me a lot already in my career and I’m very happy that I now will join the family of EKS.” Founded by Ekstrom, the team EKS RX debuted in Norway last season with the Audi S1.
In only third event of the squadron, Ekstrom reached the highest step of the podium in Höljes in Sweden. In a selected program, the team ran several drivers, including Ponto Tidemand rally drivers and Patrick Sandell and GT racer Edward Sandstrom. Anton Marklund also compete in the single-make new Audi TT Cup 2015 will be held in each of the six rounds DTM.