Ekstrom wins Race of Champions

Mon, 18 December 2006, 09:27

Amidst a massive conglomeration of famous drivers, a 28-year old Swede came out on top at the Race of Champions at the Stade de France this weekend.

The quarter finals saw Heikki Kovlainen, who won the event in 2004, square up to ex DTM and occasional rally driver Mattias Ekstrom. Ekstrom won the round to go on and face none other than Sebastien Bourdais.

A very quick Bourdais pushed slightly too hard and put his car in the wall with a lap to go, handing victory to a surprised Ekstrom, who then had to face current WRC champion Loeb, who saw off a strong challenge from Colin McRae, in the finals.

Despite Loeb being the favourite to win it this year Ekstrom proved to be the class of the field, winning both races against the Frenchman and walking away with the trophy.


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