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26 Jan 2015

WRX: Marklund to join EKS

Category: News, WRX Posted 26.01.15 13:30 by

Swede Anton Marklund will be at the wheel of an EKS Audi S1 SuperCar in the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship.

 

Today it was revealed that 22-year-old Swede Anton Marklund is set to join his compatriot Mattias Ekström as driver of EKS. “This is an amazing opportunity that Mattias and EKS are giving to me, both to score top results in 2015 and to develop on all levels for my future career”, says Marklund.

“Mattias has been a friend of mine since 2013, when we competed together in the X Games of Munich. He has helped me already a lot in my career and I’m really glad that I now will join the ‘family’ of EKS,” Marklund continues. In 2015 he will drive an Audi S1 SuperCar of EKS in World RX and additionally compete in the brand-new Audi Sport TT Cup series. Two races of the Audi one-make cup will be held alongside six DTM events.

 

© EKS/ERC24

Anton Marklund is looking forward to do all-tarmac as well as mixed-surface racing in 2015. © EKS/ERC24

 

Anton started his racing career in Folkrace and moved to Rallycross in 2010 where he became a professional two years later. In his first full season he claimed the European Champion’s title in the TouringCars category with two top spots and six runner-up positions. Stepping up to a SuperCar in 2013 Anton was seen racing in the FIA European Rallycross Championship, in X Games, Gymkhana GRiD and Swedish Championship events. 2014 was his most successful season so far, competing in X Games and the inaugural FIA World Rallycross Championship in a VW Polo Mk5 SuperCar of Marklund Motorsport, eventually finishing 6th overall.