Monday 10 September 2018

Kristoffersson returns to the scene of his World RX glory last season.

PHOTO CREDIT: FIA World Rallycross Media.
Defending FIA World Rallycross Champion, Johan Kristoffersson holds fond memories after claiming his maiden title at the 2017 Neste World RX of Latvia

The Swede's incredible ability has seen him claim seven wins from eight rounds of the championship [in 2018], with four remaining. He also holds a healthy 59 point lead to his nearest rival, Andreas Bakkerud. 

Kristoffersson reflects on his first FIA World Championship title, and looks forward to return to the scene of his title victory. 

"It’s not every day you win the FIA World Rallycross Championship and I’ll never forget that Sunday afternoon in Riga last year," said Kristoffersson"That memory has made me look forward to this race a bit more; it was such a special moment and being back in the same paddock again, it will bring it all back."

Despite his fond memories of Latvia [in 2017], the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden driver remains focused on the remaining rounds of the championship, and knows that despite the championship lead, his job is not finished yet.

“Once I get in the car and pull the helmet on then thoughts from last year will be forgotten. It’s all about the next corner and the next race," says Kristoffersson. "I have a job to do this weekend; the championship is looking good, but nothing is done yet. And, of course, what’s really important is that Petter and I both run well and score good points for the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team."

Kristoffersson looks forward to the Latvian round of the World RX championship, and admits that the team have an understanding of the ideal set-up for the ninth round of the championship, after the team tested in Riga earlier this year.

“We did our mid-season testing there, so we have some good knowledge of the circuit and the sort of set-up we need for a high-grip track like this one. I think we go with some confidence after a positive result last time out in France.”  

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