Fredrik Ekblom (born 6 October 1970) is a Swedish race car driver from Kumla. After an early career in single-seaters he switched to touring car racing where he won multiple titles in his native Swedish Touring Car Championship and later in the TTA – Racing Elite League.

Fredrik Ekblom
Fredrik Ekblom 2011.jpg
NationalitySweden Swedish
Born (1970-10-06) 6 October 1970 (age 49)
Kumla, Sweden
STCC – Racing Elite League career
Debut season2011
Current teamVolvo Polestar Racing
Car number11
Starts20
Wins2
Poles1
Fastest laps5
Best finish1st in 2012
Previous series
2007
2002
2001
19982000, 200310
1995–97
199496
199293
1991
1990
1990
1989–90
WTCC
ETCC
ALMS
STCC
IMSA GT Championship
CART
Indy Lights
British Formula 3000
German F3 Championship
British F3 Championship
Swedish F3 Championship
Championship titles
2012
1998, 2003, 2007
TTA – Racing Elite League
STCC
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years19971999
TeamsCourage Compétition, Nissan Motorsports
Best finish8th (1999)
Class wins0

CareerEdit

CARTEdit

He made 13 Indy Lights starts in 1992 and 1993. He then made three starts in CART for three different teams and was entered in the 1994 and 1995 Indianapolis 500 races, but after passing rookie orientation in 1994, he never appeared for practice either year.

24 Hours of Le MansEdit

In 1997 and 1998 he drove in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Courage Compétition and in 1999 for Nissan Motorsports.

Swedish Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

He began racing in the Swedish Touring Car Championship where he was the series champion in 1998 in a WestCoast Racing prepared BMW 320i. After two seasons away from the championship he went on to be champion twice more, winning his second title on his return to the series in 2003 with a Kristoffersson Motorsport–run Audi A4. He continued to drive in the series for Audi until 2006 before returning to WestCoast Racing in 2007 where he became champion for the third time. He stayed with the team for the following season where he finished runner–up to Richard Göransson. In 2009 Swedish Touring Car Championship season he moved to the E.ON Biogas Racing Team, driving a Volkswagen Scirocco which ran on bio–gas.[1]

European Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

During his time away from the Swedish Touring Car Championship, Ekblom competed in the American Le Mans Series and then the European Touring Car Championship in 2002. He drove a BMW 320i for BMW Team Belgium[2] He finished 6th in the championship with a trio of third–place finishes as his best results.

World Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

He competed in some rounds of the 2007 World Touring Car Championship season for BMW Team UK to help Andy Priaulx with his title campaign. He made his first appearance at the Race of Sweden before returning for the final two rounds of the season, he scored a single point at the final race in Macau.

Ekblom drove a Volvo S60 in seven rounds of the 2016 World Touring Car Championship for Polestar Cyan Racing, with a best result of fourth at Hungary race 1.

TTA / STCCEdit

Ekblom signed a three-year deal with Volvo Polestar Racing to compete in the TTA – Racing Elite League starting in 2012.[3] Ekblom secured third on grid at the final round in Gothenburg to claim the drivers' championship title.[4] He finished fifth in the 2013 STCC – Racing Elite League. Despite missing two races, he came third in the 2014. The driver was runner-up in 2015, also with a Polestar Volvo S60.

After skipping the 2016 season, Ekblom joined Kristoffersson Motorsport to compete at the 2017 TCR Scandinavia Touring Car Championship with a dealer-supported Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Racing recordEdit

American Open WheelEdit

(key)

CARTEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1994 McCormack  
SRF
 
PHX
 
LBH
 
INDY
 
MIL
 
DET
15
 
POR
 
CLE
 
TOR
 
MIS
 
MDO
 
NHM
 
VAN
 
ROA
 
NZR
 
LS
39th 0
1995 Foyt  
MIA
 
SRF
 
PHX
 
LBH
 
NZR
 
INDY
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
ROA
 
TOR
 
CLE
 
MIS
 
MDO
 
NHM
 
VAN
 
LS
19
42nd 0
1996 Walker  
MIA
 
RIO
 
SRF
 
LBH
 
NZR
 
500
Ret
 
MIL
 
DET
 
POR
 
CLE
 
TOR
 
MIS
 
MDO
 
ROA
 
VAN
 
LS
40th 0

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1997   Courage Compétition   Jean-Louis Ricci
  Jean-Paul Libert
Courage C36 LMP 265 16th 5th
1998   Courage Compétition   Patrice Gay
  Takeshi Tsuchiya
Courage C51 LMP1 126 DNF DNF
1999   Nissan Motorsports   Didier Cottaz
  Marc Goossens
Courage C52 LMP 335 8th 7th

Complete Swedish Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Points
1998 BMW Dealer Team BMW 320i MAN
1

4
MAN
2

1
KAR
1

2
KAR
2

2
AND
1

3
AND
2

4
FAL
1

Ret
FAL
2

2
KNU
1

1
KNU
2

3
MAN
1

1
MAN
2

2
1st 229
1999 BMW Dealer Team BMW 320i MAN
1

1
MAN
2

4
KNU
1

2
KNU
2

7
KAR
1

3
KAR
2

2
AND
1

21
AND
2

2
FAL
1

1
FAL
2

5
AND
1

Ret
AND
2

3
ARC
1

5
ARC
2

6
MAN
1

3
MAN
2

1
2nd 209
2000 Kristoffersson Motorsport Audi A4 Quattro KAR
1

1
KAR
2

1
KNU
1

1
KNU
2

1
MAN
1

2
MAN
2

1
FAL
1

6
FAL
2

3
AND
1

7
AND
2

3
ARC
1

5
ARC
2

4
KAR
1

1
KAR
2

1
MAN
1

8
MAN
2

Ret
2nd 167
2003 Kristoffersson Motorsport Audi A4 B6/7 FAL
1

1
FAL
2

3
MAN
1

2
MAN
2

1
KAR
1

3
KAR
2

4
FAL
1

2
FAL
2

10
KNU
1

2
KNU
2

2
KAR
1

3
KAR
2

8
KNU
1

3
KNU
2

11
MAN
1

2
MAN
2

7
1st 224
2004 Kristoffersson Motorsport Audi A4 KNU
1

4
KNU
2

6
FAL
1

5
FAL
2

1
KAR
1

6
KAR
2

3
MAN
1

4
MAN
2

5
FAL
1

4
FAL
2

2
KNU
1

7
KNU
2

6
ARC
1

2
ARC
2

4
KAR
1

6
KAR
2

8
MAN
1

1
MAN
2

3
3rd 165
2005 Kristoffersson Motorsport Audi A4 KNU
5
KAR
5
AND
10
FAL
5
KNU
4
KAR
3
VAL
Ret
MAN
17
6th 73
2006 Kristoffersson Motorsport Audi A4 KNU
2
KAR
10
MAN
4
FAL
Ret
VAL
3
AND
8
KAR
10
KNU
3
MAN
5
4th 30
2007 West Coast Racing BMW 320si E90 STU
12
KNU
3
MAN
2
KAR
1
AND
4
VAL
5
FAL
2
KAR
2
KNU
6
STU
1
MAN
Ret
1st 62
2008 West Coast Racing BMW 320si E90 KNU
2
STU
1
MAN
3
KAR
Ret
GÖT
3
STU
5
FAL
1
KAR
2
KNU
9
VAL
12
MAN
2
2nd 60
2009 Biogas.se Volkswagen Scirocco MAN
1

11
MAN
2

9
KAR
1

10
KAR
2

9
GÖT
1

8
GÖT
2

10
KNU
1

Ret
KNU
2

10
FAL
1

9
FAL
2

17
KAR
1

Ret
KAR
2

Ret
VAL
1

DNS
VAL
2

6
KNU
1

14
KNU
2

5
MAN
1

10
MAN
2

8
13th 9
2010 Team Biogas.se Volkswagen Scirocco JYL
1

5
JYL
2

9
KNU
1

4
KNU
2

5
KAR
1

1
KAR
2

6
GÖT
1

3
GÖT
2

3
FAL
1

4
FAL
2

4
KAR
1

1
KAR
2

5
JYL
1

5
JYL
2

5
KNU
1

1
KNU
2

5
MAN
1

3
MAN
2

8
3rd 230

Complete European Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2002 BMW Team Belgium BMW 320i MAG
1

6
MAG
2

6
SIL
1

10
SIL
2

6
BRN
1

7
BRN
2

Ret
JAR
1

8
JAR
2

5
AND
1

11
AND
2

3
OSC
1

Ret
OSC
2

9
SPA
1

3
SPA
2

Ret
PER
1

5
PER
2

5
DON
1
DON
2
EST
1

Ret
EST
2

3
6th 21

Complete World Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2007 BMW Team UK BMW 320si BRA
1
BRA
2
NED
1
NED
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
POR
1
POR
2
SWE
1

12
SWE
2

14
GER
1
GER
2
GBR
1
GBR
2
ITA
1

11
ITA
2

12
MAC
1

16
MAC
2

9
20th 1
2016 Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 FRA
1

NC
FRA
2

10
SVK
1

10
SVK
2

8
HUN
1

4
HUN
2

11
MAR
1

7
MAR
2

11
GER
1

8
GER
2

7
RUS
1

13
RUS
2

12
POR
1
POR
2
ARG
1
ARG
2
JPN
1
JPN
2
CHN
1

8
CHN
2

6
QAT
1
QAT
2
13th 47

Complete Scandinavian Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 DC Points
2011 Biogas.se Volkswagen Scirocco JYL
1

11
JYL
2

10
KNU
1

1
KNU
2

6
MAN
1

1
MAN
2

6
GÖT
1

2
GÖT
2

3
FAL
1

1
FAL
2

8
KAR
1

3
KAR
2

5
JYL
1

3
JYL
2

10
KNU
1

2
KNU
2

7
MAN
1

2
MAN
2

3
2nd 227
2013 Volvo Polestar Racing Volvo S60 TTA KNU
1

6
KNU
2

6
SOL
1

3
GÖT
1

9
FAL
1

2
FAL
2

3
ÖST
1

4
KAR
1

4
KAR
2

2
TIE
1

6
MAN
1

2
MAN
2

Ret
5th 140
2014 Volvo Polestar Racing Volvo S60 TTA KNU
1

6
KNU
2

1
GÖT
1

7
GÖT
2

DNS
FAL
1

Ret
FAL
2

1
KNU
1

Ret
KNU
2

DNS
SOL
1

12
SOL
2

4
MAN
1

6
MAN
2

1
3rd 210
2015 Volvo Polestar Racing Volvo S60 TTA VRS
1

2
VRS
2

Ret
AND
1

3
AND
2

2
MAN
1

3
MAN
2

1
FAL
1

2
FAL
2

Ret
KAR
1

2
KAR
2

1
2nd 356
Volvo Cyan Racing SOL
1

7
SOL
2

5
KNU
1

1
KNU
2

1
2017 Volkswagen Dealer Team Sweden Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR KNU
1

2
KNU
2

2
KNU
3

1
ALA
1

3
ALA
2

2
ALA
3

3
SOL
1

11
SOL
2

3
SOL
3

3
FAL
1

3
FAL
2

1
FAL
3

16
KAR
1

2
KAR
2

1
KAR
3

3
AND
1

2
AND
2

12
AND
3

4
MAN
1

1
MAN
2

1
MAN
3

8
2nd 327
2018 WestCoast Racing Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR KNU
1

5
KNU
2

4
AND
1

7
AND
2

3
FAL
1

5
FAL
2

2
KAR
1

4
KAR
2

15
RUD
1

7
RUD
2

8
MAN
1

4
MAN
2

6
6th 111

Complete TTA–Racing Elite League resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DC Points
2012 Volvo Polestar Racing Volvo S60 TTA KAR
1

2
AND
1

1
GÖT
1

5
FAL
1

4
KAR
1

1
AND
1

2
TIE
1

2
GÖT
1

4
1st 151

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2008-12-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Volkswagen confirms biogas powered Sciroccos
  2. ^ "Preview: Alfa faces up to BMW threat". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 18 April 2002. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Volvo Polestar Racing signs Fredrik Ekblom". www.polestar.com. Polestar Racing. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  4. ^ Veltman, Rob (29 September 2012). "Björk claims pole in Gothenburg – Ekblom is the champion". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jan Nilsson
Swedish Touring Car Champion
1998
Succeeded by
Mattias Ekstrom
Preceded by
Roberto Colciago
Swedish Touring Car Champion
2003
Succeeded by
Richard Göransson
Preceded by
Thed Bjork
Swedish Touring Car Champion
2007
Succeeded by
Richard Göransson