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Kristoffersson Back for More After All-Star Weekend Win

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31-year-old double FIA World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson is set to enter the third round of the RallyX Nordic season after his hugely successful season-opener at Höljes earlier this month.

Kristoffersson, who returned to the sport at the All Star Magic Weekend after missing the 2019 season following Volkswagen’s cancelled World RX programme, had concentrated on his WTCR programme before returning at the double-header RallyX Nordic event.

The two events saw him take the runner up spot in round one, before Kristoffersson again proved also why he is often called the king of rain when outclassed all of his main rivals in a stunning drive in soaking wet conditions to take the round two victory.

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“It was so much fun to be competing in a rallycross event again – especially on Sunday, when the rain came and gave us a sniff of victory, I love every aspect of this sport, and after a year away, it felt like coming back home.” Kristoffersson enthused.

“In many ways, Höljes was the perfect weekend with the mixed weather, and we learnt a lot. The Polo isn’t new to us, but we made a lot of changes to it over the winter so there was a whole list of things we wanted to try out and different set-ups we wanted to experiment with.”
“In the wet, we were right on the pace – if not indeed setting the pace, which was really encouraging. I’ve always enjoyed the challenge of driving in conditions like that. In the dry, we discovered where we need to improve to make the car even more competitive, and we’ve been working hard to do that ever since.”

Almost 20 months earlier, he took his last World RX win at the season-finale of World RX at Cape Town back in 2018 – now the Volkswagen Dealer Team Bauhaus VW Polo driver is ready for his home race at the Arvika track, which is not so far from his home.

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“Arvika is my local track – literally just 5km from my front door – and it’s one of the first I ever drove in rallycross, back in 2013. We’ve tested there a few times recently, and it’s great news that RallyX Nordic is returning after a year away, particularly given it will enjoy the same superb livestream coverage as at Höljes and will additionally be broadcast on Swedish TV.” Kristoffersson said.

“As a circuit, Arvika always generates close racing, and the joker lap coming right at the end of the lap can make for interesting finishes, so I’m sure it will be exciting. Hopefully, we can pick up from where we left off at Höljes…”

RallyX Nordic at Arvika will take place beteen 7-9 August, the event will also be featuring the finale of the Swedish Rallycross Championship and will be brodcast live throughout the weekend on SBFPlay and SVT.

The Swedish broadcasting team NEP will continue with their successful livestream as they had at Höljes, with pay-to-watch tickets available shortly.

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