"You’ll never be number one if you follow in the footsteps of others."

Go Hard Or Go Home

PRIVATE
Besides motorsport, I am a family guy. At least ever since my girlfriend Heidi gave birth to our children Mats and Hanna, my priorities changed. I love to spend time with my family and our other two long-standing members, Jack Russell Terriers Lou and Moss. I am also close to my mother Agneta and my father Bengt. They have always supported my career and watched most of my races live at the race track.

DATE OF BIRTH 14/07/78
HOMETOWN Falun (S)
RESIDENCE Munich (D)
FAMILY girlfriend Heidi, son Mats, daughter Hanna
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.83 m/79 kg
MOTORSPORT SINCE 1993, Audi driver since 1999
HOBBIES cross-country skiing, cycling
RACING
I don’t do things half-heartedly. Not in my private life and also not in racing. “Go hard or go home” - this slogan has been with me my entire life. I live motorsport and I love motorsport. A passion that I was born into. My father Bengt was a race driver in the European Rallycross Championship during the 1980s and 1990s. And now I am a Rallycross driver, too.

2017 DTM vice champion
2016 FIA World RX drivers’ champion
2016 FIA World RX teams’ champion
2014 DTM vice champion
2011 DTM vice champion
2011 Spa 24 Hours winner
2009 Race of Champions winner
2007 DTM champion
2007 Race of Champions winner
2006 Race of Champions winner
2005 DTM vice champion
2005 Race of Champions winner (Nations Cup)
2004 DTM champion
1999 STCC champion
EKS Audi Sport

Having my own rallycross team was a long-time dream. It was said that my plans to build a car and put together a great bunch of guys in record time simply couldn’t be done. We proved the doubters wrong. Since 2014, we have been part of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
The team is a celebration of everything that I love about racing: the passion, enthusiasm and joy. And, of course, professionalism and preparation. In late 2016, I could call myself World Rallycross Champion and – as if that hadn’t been enough already – we also won the Teams’ Championship. The goal for 2018 is set: We will fight for the titles in both Drivers’ and Teams’ Championships.

Contact

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DRIVER@MATTIASEKSTROM.COM

Go Hard Or Go Home