• Media ID-2938

    German tuning and motorsport company ABT has enjoyed multiple championship successes across disciplines at the very highest levels of motorsport over five decades. It has sealed no fewer than five Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) titles, and was the team behind Lucas di Grassi’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship triumph in 2016-17 – having operated a squad in the top group every season since entering the series in its inaugural 2014-15 campaign.

    CUPRA, the sporty Spanish brand became the first automotive manufacturer to enter the series and will contribute to lining up a team of engineers for the electric odyssey. CUPRA is an unconventional challenger brand based on style and performance that inspires the world from Barcelona with progressive cars and experiences. In 2021, CUPRA aims to prove that electrification and sportiness are a perfect match with the launch of the plug-in hybrid versions of the CUPRA Formentor and its first 100% electric model, the CUPRA el-Born.

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  • Media ID-4762

    Jutta Kleinschmidt

    Born in Cologne, Germany, Jutta Kleinschmidt boasts an impressive pedigree in off-road racing. Her first appearance at the world-renowned event, the Dakar Rally, was in the bike category in 1988 but by 1994 she had switched to four wheels and the car category. Three years later she became the first woman to record a stage win and 1999 yielded a third place overall.

    In 2001, she wrote her name into the history books as the first female Dakar Rally winner. A further two podiums in 2002 and 2005 cemented her place as the most successful female driver in the category to date.

  • Media ID-4152

    Mattias Ekström

    The Swedish ace continues his 22-year history with ABT Sportsline. Having first raced with ABT Sportsline in 1999, Ekström rose to prominence in the world of motorsport as a longtime Audi factory driver and became a two-time DTM champion. Together with his EKS team, he went on to compete in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, which culminated in Ekström being crowned as the world champion in 2016. A new chapter dawned for Ekström in 2019, when he joined CUPRA as an e-ambassador to be part of the Spanish company’s future of electro mobility on the race track.

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  • Media ID-4762

    Jutta Kleinschmidt

    Born in Cologne, Germany, Jutta Kleinschmidt boasts an impressive pedigree in off-road racing. Her first appearance at the world-renowned event, the Dakar Rally, was in the bike category in 1988 but by 1994 she had switched to four wheels and the car category. Three years later she became the first woman to record a stage win and 1999 yielded a third place overall.

    In 2001, she wrote her name into the history books as the first female Dakar Rally winner. A further two podiums in 2002 and 2005 cemented her place as the most successful female driver in the category to date.

  • Media ID-4152

    Mattias Ekström

    The Swedish ace continues his 22-year history with ABT Sportsline. Having first raced with ABT Sportsline in 1999, Ekström rose to prominence in the world of motorsport as a longtime Audi factory driver and became a two-time DTM champion. Together with his EKS team, he went on to compete in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, which culminated in Ekström being crowned as the world champion in 2016. A new chapter dawned for Ekström in 2019, when he joined CUPRA as an e-ambassador to be part of the Spanish company’s future of electro mobility on the race track.