The French round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship is known for some illustrious wildcard entries in the grid, and this year the one chosen is a DTM driver as Nico Müller joins EKS in an army of four Audi S1 RX.
Müller becomes the first Swiss driver to join the World RX, and versatility is a thing that he has a lot. This year, along with his full time commitment to the German touring car series, Müller also had a participation with the Team WRT in the Paul Ricard 1000 and more recently in the 24 Hours of Spa onboard the Audi R8 LMS GT3. This DTM-GT3 combo has been on Müller's schedule for a few years, and with both cars having roughly the same power of the Audi S1 RX but without four-wheel drive and more aerodynamic capabilities, the adaptation shouldn't be a challenge for him.
EKS isn't the first team to align four cars in the same round of World RX, as Peugeot-Hansen did it for most of the 2016 season although they were separated by the Team Peugeot-Hansen and Peugeot-Hansen Academy banners, having Timmy and Kevin Hansen, Sébastien Loeb and Davy Jeanney in the lineup. Müller will join EKS owner and DTM team mate Mattias Ekström, as well Toomas Heikkinen and Reinis Nitiss against a grid that counts with 25 entries including the EKS quartet, as the World RX regulars are joined by various French drivers like Guerlain Chicherit and Knapick.
The World RX of France at Lohéac will be held on September 3rd.
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