Thursday, 29 March 2018

PSRX Volkswagen Sweden are prepared for a close championship battle

The 2018 PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Polo R testing in Silverstone.
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The second official FIA World Rallycross Championship test concluded at Silverstone Circuit earlier this week. With testing restrictions in place this season teams are only permitted to run on official WRX circuits in three official tests.

All the permanent 2018 teams assembled at the Silverstone Circuit in UK ahead of the official 2018 season launch. The season launch would also see teams testing there cars on the new Silverstone Rallycross circuit ahead of its official debut on the World Rallycross calender in May. 

Defending World Rallycross team champions, PSRX Volkswagen Sweden focused on more development work with an aim to improve the new Volkswagen Polo R ahead of the season opener in Barcelona, Spain.

Petter Solberg, PSRX Team Owner and Driver said: “Things are looking good. We’ve made more positive steps with the car here. We’ve been working on a few areas, but with things like the geometry, I feel like we’ve made some good progress. What we really wanted was some dry weather running, so much of our testing seems to have been done in the rain. We got some work done on Monday when the sun was out, but we had to stop testing for the launch and then it was wet again on the second day!"

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The 2017 FIA World Rallycross season saw the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team winning EIGHT of TWELVE championship events, in what was a very dominant season for the team. In 2018, the team will have a fight on there hands with the competition closing in on them.    

Defending World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson, said: “Petter and I have worked closely on what we want from the car and, as usual, Volkswagen Motorsport has done a great job in delivering that. As well as seeing the car’s performance moving forward, this week has also been really interesting to see the new track at Silverstone – and to see it in both the wet and the dry conditions.”

The 2018 FIA World RX Championship kicks off with the World RX of Catalunya-Barcelona in Spain on April 14-15.

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