Kristoffersson Motorsport, which is one of the oldest teams in rallycross, is now the first team to be confirmed to compete in the 2022 FIA World Rallycross Championship when electric cars become the main class and replaces the internal combustion engines.
Earlier, it was confirmed by the FIA that 14 cars will so far be entering in the new RX1e class. KMS has now bought three kits from Kreisel Electric and has now registered three cars for next year.
The team that has had a long history with a lot of success in rallycross ever since the current team principal Tommy Kristoffersson started driving in the European Rallycross Championship in the 80’s and will now move forward with going all-electric.
Together with his son Johan Kristoffersson who is a three-time World RX champion, the team has had great success with Volkswagen cars since their debut in 2014 in the championship and have won all three titles with a Polo, two of them together with PSRX with factory support from Volkswagen and another title last year under its own.
Which model the team will use for next year is still unclear, but speculation strongly suggests that it will be Volkswagen again, where the electric car model ID.3 looks to be a safe choice.
During this current season, Johan drives for EKS JC with an Audi, but we do not yet know if he will return to the family team for next year.
“We have already won one World Championship title with our own team last year, but to fight for the first-ever World Championship crown with electric rallycross cars is the ultimate challenge and one that really inspires us – it was simply an opportunity that was far too good to turn down.” Tommy said.
“We have a lot of history in rallycross – this is what we do best – and we had several options available to us for 2022, but I was not interested in starting something if we could not do it properly. Thankfully, like us, our new investors truly believe in the future of electric rallycross and are ready to embrace this exciting change.”
“We have great faith in the promoter and believe these cars have fantastic development potential and will produce spectacular entertainment – they will be extremely fast. I am absolutely convinced that we will create a product that will make fans raise their eyebrows and drop their jaws. Now, our focus switches to finding a manufacturer we can compete with and the right drivers to do the job…”