After fighting hard all weekend, Volkswagen RX Sweden and EVEN Management’s Johan Kristoffersson just missed out on a place in the final at the fifth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Hell in Norway (June 12).
Johan Kristoffersson qualified seventh at the Intermediate Classification and on the second row of the grid for semi-final one. In a close race, the Swede finished fourth in his Volkswagen Polo RX, just missing a place in the final.
“We came here with some new solutions to find more pace but we struggled a bit for lap times compared to the quickest guys. We fought all weekend long, trying to squeeze the maximum we could out of everything,” said Johan. “I was pushing hard in the semi-final and I was quite close to Sebastien Loeb at the end, but we were not close enough. It’s very, very tight in this championship and sometimes you just have weekends like this. We will continue pushing for our home event in a few weeks at Holjes.”
Volkswagen RX Sweden Team Principal Michael Schneider says the team will now fully focus on the next World RX event, in Sweden. “We have three weeks now to prepare and test some updates for Holjes,” said Schneider. “We are very motivated to do that; it’s our home race so we have all hands on deck to make it the best weekend we can there.”
The sixth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship takes place at Holjes, Sweden (July 1-3).