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Audi: DTM champion Mattias Ekstrom also won the Race of Champions

Mattias Ekstrom
If you need another proof that Audi’s DTM champion Mattias Ekstrom is a hell of a driver, please read this. He kicked some famous butts at the Race of Champions, including the one of the believed fastest guy on earth, Michael Schumacher.

Reigning Champion of Champions Mattias Ekström pulled off the seemingly impossible at Wembley Stadium today, beating the ever-dominant Michael Schumacher in The Race of Champions final.

Taking the battle down to the wire, both motorsport heavy-weights claimed one win each in the best-of-three final. As thousands of fans held their breath, the last heat saw Ekström build up a small lead over Schumacher who pulled out all the stops to respond. It was not to be however, as the German spun his car in a dash for the chequered flag.

Two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekström
“I didn’t start off very good but it’s turned out to be a nice event. At the end of the day everybody wants to win The ROC. To come here in front of all the spectators to this nice event, for me I really enjoy it every time.
“I wouldn’t say it’s that easy, whether it’s seven-time Formula 1 Champion or four-time Touring Car Champion, all of the drivers are very good. If you get your rhythm going, any one of them could win.
“The track layout was a bit more technical this time after France last year. The first turn on the outside was really demanding.”

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Source: Winding Road