FIA World Rallycross

Kristoffersson Rules the Roost at World RX of Sweden

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Johan Kristoffersson leads the World RX of Sweden Final. Credit: PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden.

Johan Kristoffersson enjoyed his best outing yet at his home round of the World RX of Sweden as he took victory last weekend at the seventh round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship.

The PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden driver secured wins in both Q2 and Q3 and went fast enough in the remaining Qualifying sessions to end up as Top Qualifier. After taking the race win in Semi-Final Two, Kristoffersson took a lead he would never lose in the Final and duly took the win.

Johan Kristoffersson, winner of the 2017 World RX of Sweden. Copyright: PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden

Kristoffersson explains why this win means so much to him.

“This is the one I wanted,” said a delighted Kristoffersson. “This one means so much in front of my home crowd and, of course, it’s the home race for the whole team. I am so happy for everybody.”

“Saturday went well and we were leading at the end of the day, but I was so totally focused coming into the second day – I knew this was where I had to make a difference.”

Johan Kristoffersson lead Day One of the 2017 World RX of Sweden. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX

However, despite such a dominant performance on home turf, the Swedish driver has not forgotten that this is a team effort that began in January and how much hard work has gone in to this entire effort to have the Volkswagen Polo turning into such a force to be reckoned with.

“Like always, the car was completely perfect and a big, big thanks to all of the team and not just everybody here, but all the guys working so hard for us back at Volkswagen Motorsport.”

The 2017 Holjes World RX Supercar Final. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX

Kristoffersson leads the FIA World Rallycross Driver’s Championship by thirty-one points from his team-mate Petter Solberg as World RX goes into its summer break, but its evident how much this win means to the former STCC champion as this was a goal that was set back in January that has now been achieved.

“When I knew this deal was happening at the start of the season I had a real dream that we could make something special, but could we make magic? I didn’t know. But now I think it looks like we are starting to do that.”

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