Johan Kristoffersson and PSRX Volkswagen World RX Team Sweden showed both speed and incredible potential at the opening round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Barcelona.
The Volkswagen Polo GTI Supercar was in a class of its own at the first World RX race of the season. Johan Kristoffersson set a high pace and after winning the first qualifying heat, he managed to stay in the top three and progress to the final. He started from first place on the grid, but got away badly and eventually had to settle for sixth.
“The team has put so much work in and everything is working so well from the first race. Naturally, I was a little disappointed with the final, I really wanted a great result for the whole PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team – those guys worked so hard – but this is racing. The big thing is the pace we have from the car. It just makes me more determined to do even better for the team at the second round” said Johan.
With the season premiere completed, Johan is in fourth place in the driver’s championship standings, while PSRX tops the leaderboard in the team championship.
The next race weekend in the World RX takes place in Montalegre, Portugal, on 20 and 21 April.