Rallycross: Kristoffersson and PSRX win Drivers’ and Team titles

Johan Kristoffersson © DR

Johan Kristoffersson (S) won the Drivers’ title in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) in Riga (LV), with races still to come. Kristoffersson’s commanding victory in the final also ensured that PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden cannot be caught in the Team competition. “I need a bit more time to take in this incredible success,” said Kristoffersson, with tears of joy, in his first interview after clinching the title.

Kristoffersson also set a new WRX record in his 570-hp Volkswagen Polo GTI Supercar – five race wins in a row. After a difficult weekend in Riga, with unsettled weather throughout the event, Kristoffersson put on a show of top-class driving in the final. The Swede dominated the race to take victory ahead of last year’s champion Mattias Ekström (S, Audi) and record world rally champion Sébastien Loeb (F, Peugeot).

However, the PSRX team experienced both joy and pain this weekend. Petter Solberg (N) was hit by a rival car in turn one in the semi-final, and was unable to continue. The two-time world Rallycross champion was later taken to hospital, where doctors diagnosed him as having a fractured collarbone.

Johan Kristoffersson (S), Volkswagen Polo GTI Supercar #3
“It feels incredible to have won the Drivers’ and Team Championships. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone – the entire team and, in particular, my father Tommy. We really worked hard to become world champions.”

*Subject to the official publications of the results by the FIa.

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