Monday 7 May 2018

Johan Kristoffersson: "We don’t get distracted by anybody, any other team or anything."

PHOTO CREDIT: FIA World Rallycross 
A return to the place where the winning started for PSRX Volkswagen Sweden and Johan Kristoffersson 12 months ago. The team heads to Mettet at the top of the drivers’ and teams’ championship after back-to-back wins.

Despite the early 2018 success, the start of the season has been a little bit topsy-turvy at times. PSRX Volkswagen Sweden are now looking to steady the ship starting with this week’s World RX of Belgium.

“It’s a nice track. It’s not my favourite, I wouldn’t say that, but it’s a good place to race and it’s definitely somewhere I have good memories – this is where we took our first win with the new team last year," said Krisoffersson. "It’s the kind of place where you really have to be on your toes, you have to be ready to adapt to the conditions changing really quickly. But this is a very different track to Montalegre in Portugal – and hopefully we’ll have some very different weather as well.

Johan Kristoffersson has now taken back-to-back race wins with 10 rounds remaining. He inherited the race win at the season opener in Barcelona after Mattias Ekstrom's disqualification and drove to victory in the snow of Montalegre, but it won't be that easy for the defending champion with competition closer than ever.

“One of the things we learned in Portugal – and from Barcelona as well – was the importance of not focusing on anything except for what we’re doing. We don’t get distracted by anybody, any other team or anything," says Kristoffersson. "All the time now we are just looking at Petter and me and the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team; what can we do? How can we be better?"

“As well as that, it’s so important to stay calm, stick to the plan and work the strategy. The trouble is, the last round was such a freak event with the crazy weather and conditions. But that showed how this team doesn’t panic, we pull together, we make the results and we do this by maximizing our own performance," Kristoffersson concluded. 

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