Detailed improvements to the suspension and engine of the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro proved viable in tests at Höljes and Riga. Now they are intended to assist the two Audi drivers, Mattias Ekström and Andreas Bakkerud, in the season’s first overseas round as well.
The street circuit in the Franco-Canadian city of Trois-Rivières 125 km north-east of Montreal has made for many spectacular scenes in recent years. Ekström suffered a lot of misfortune in his previous rounds in Canada. Having started there three times, he made it into the finale only once. The Swede’s best result was sixth place in the 2015 season.
For the first time, the race on Sunday (August 5) will be broadcast live from Canada starting at 8.45 PM (CEST) by SPORT1. The TV channel has secured the exclusive FIA World Rallycross Championship broadcasting rights for Germany, Austria and Switzerland up to and including 2019. Online, the sports channel will begin live streaming of the event on sport1.de at 8 PM (CEST).