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“I like this track. I won here last year and the Volkswagen Polo R Supercar was really fast there – I hope it’s going to be the same story this time," said Kristoffersson. "This is an original rallycross track, the way it flows is really nice. Great track."
The Swede set the fastest lap (38.246s) around the 1.019km Hell circuit last year.
“What I also like a lot is that the [entry to the] joker lap is in the first corner, so this splits out the field a bit more straight away from the start," says Kristoffersson. "There should be less first-corner carnage than we have seen in some of the races more recently with the cars a bit more spread out."
The circuit contains a mixture of surfaces, 63% Asphalt and 37% Gravel.
The Swede did not have the cleanest of weekends in UK, but he found more pace on Sunday and was quick enough to take pole position for the final.
"The last round at Silverstone was a tough track, it was just corner-corner-corner all the time, there was no real gravel there and nowhere to carry speed," he adds. "But what was good for me a few times was to get out at the front, get into some clear air, get clear of the pack and drive my race – I feel I didn’t do much of that this season and that’s what I want to do more of this weekend."
“You know the one thing that would be nice is some more consistent conditions. In the last few races we’ve had sun-rain-snow-sun-rain-sun… Just the sunshine would be good and hopefully that’s going to be coming now we’re a little bit more in the summer," Kristoffersson concludes.