Tuesday 9 October 2018

World RX Champion Kristoffersson aims to help Solberg secure second place in the championship.

PHOTO CREDIT: FIAWorldRallycross.com
Two-time FIA World Rallycross World Champion, Johan Kristoffersson is primed and ready to go racing in Germany. The Swede aims to help his team-mate Petter Solberg seal second place in the World RX championship. 

Kristoffersson's record breaking run continued in Texas, with nine wins in a season (and counting). The Swede has never secured a podium finish at the Estering track, and he aims to change it this weekend. “I never made the podium in this race, so that has to be my number one aim for this weekend," said Kristoffersson.

The Swede is aiming to remain focused, despite all the media interest since successfully defending his second title. 

“It’s been a little bit crazy since we won the championship in America, with a lot of media and a lot of interest," says the Swede. "I’m looking forward to getting back in the car and driving again."

"It’s nice to go there without the pressure of the championship on my shoulders, but at the same time there is a different pressure now – we want to win the teams’ championship as well!"

The PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team arrives in Buxtehude, Germany with a 79 point lead ahead of nearest rival EKS Audi Sport. The teams championship can be wrapped up this weekend in Germany. “It would be fantastic to do that at Volkswagen’s home race in Germany," says Kristoffersson.

Kristoffersson has often credited team-mate Solberg for helping him improve over a World RX weekend, and after successfully defending the championship, he now aims to help Solberg secure second place. 

“I want to help Petter in his race for the silver medal," said the World Champion. "He has been such a good boss and team-mate all year – but I have a feeling he’s got something good for this race in Germany; Petter is always super-quick at this track.”

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