FIA World Rallycross

Kristofferson aiming for a Loheac hat-trick

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Johan Kristoffersson. Credit: PSRX Volkswagen Sweden

With a fifty-five point lead in the Drivers Championship and five rounds left in the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship, Johan Kristoffersson is in a commanding position.

As he approaches the 2018 World RX of France this weekend, the Swedish driver is taking the safe option when looking to achieve his targets.

“The strategy is to stay out of trouble. In the last couple of races I have really tried to do this, pushed to get myself in the best possible position; a position where I can control my own race and do my own thing,” said Kristoffersson.

Kristoffersson is looking for his third Loheac win. Credit: PSRX Volkswagen Sweden.

“This is what I want to do this weekend. With the championship like it is, I don’t need to take the biggest risks, I need to defend my position and help to strengthen the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden position in the Teams’ Championship.”

Having won the the French round of World RX for the last two years in a row, the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden driver is looking to take a third straight victory at the “Temple of Rallycross.”

However, after their performance in Canada, Kristoffersson is well aware of the pace from Peugeot and will be hoping for a little help from the rain gods this weekend.

Sebastien Loeb is Kristoffersson’s closest challenger so far during the 2018 Season. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX

“The last two years when I won in Lohéac it was raining and maybe the rain gives us a small advantage over the Peugeot. The Volkswagen Polo R Supercar is fantastic in those kind of conditions where grip is a little bit more limited. I have such a good feeling with the car when we’re sliding,” explained Kristoffersson.

“Normally in Lohéac there’s not so much gravel; it’s strange, it’s brown, it looks like gravel and dirt, but actually when you get there in the dry it’s giving you some more grip. So when the rain comes, I think it helps us.”

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