2013 Red Bull Global Rallycross Champion Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen has confirmed that he will drive for the EKSRX squad in the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship.
Heikkinen, who has driven for Marklund Motorsport in 2014 and 2015, has moved to join double DTM Series Champion Mattias Ekstrom at his EKS outfit and will drive one of the team’s Audi S1 Supercars this year. The Finnish driver finished second to 2014 WorldRX champion Petter Solberg and has taken victory for the past two years at the Belgian WorldRX event held at Mettet.
Heikkinen has only one target in mind for the 2016 season ahead:
“I think EKS is a great bunch of guys and one of the most professional teams in World RX,” he explained. “Mattias has been quite a good friend of mine since 2013 when we both competed in X Games and our aim is the same: we both want to win races.”
Ekstrom is pleased to have one of the championships front runners joining him this year:
“Topi is a super-fast guy on the track and also has a very good character. It’s been a very long winter break with a lot of preparation. Finally, we are back and I would like to give a huge thanks to all our partners, who have made this happen.”
EKS plan to test their two Audi Supercars before the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship, which takes place in Portugal next month.