Swedish driver Johan Kristoffersson finished sixth at the penultimate round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, held at the traditional Estering circuit in Germany. This keeps him in contention for second overall in the 2016 Drivers’ Championship.
Fifth fastest in Q1, Johan maintained consistent pace through the qualifying stages of the event to be sixth at the Intermediate Classification, collecting a good halt of Championship points, before he fought back from a slow start in semi-final two to make it into the final. The experienced driver challenged for a podium position in the early stages of the final, but a puncture on the third lap put him out of contention.
The EVEN Management athlete was pleased to make the final and aid his chances of improving on his third overall finish in World RX from last season. “It felt like we were fighting from the back a little bit this weekend. I didn’t have any luck getting good start positions in the qualifying races. I think my best position out of the first corner was third all weekend, so we had to fight hard,” said Johan. “We had great speed to make it into the semi-final and we had a good grid position. I felt we would be able to show what we could do, but then I stalled at the start. That was very annoying and I just fought hard to get into the final. We had the quickest lap of the day in the semi-final, and we were fighting for a podium in the final but I got a puncture and that was that. It’s really good we scored a lot of points and we will push hard to be fast in Argentina.”
The final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship takes place at Rosario in Argentina (November 26 – 27).