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Friday images from the 2017 World RX of Sweden

Rallycross Athlete

Johan Kristoffersson

Sweden Sweden


Defending World RX Champion Johan Kristoffersson may be relatively new to rallycross racing but the 29 year-old Swede is already a record-breaking title winner. Prior to making his World RX debut in 2013, Kristoffersson enjoyed success on the circuit racing scene with prestigious title wins in the International Superstars Series, the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC) and the Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia, all of which he achieved during a single season in 2012. Following a handful of European RX and World RX outings in 2013 and 2014, Kristoffersson made the full-time switch to the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2015 with Volkswagen Team Sweden and won the curtain raising World RX of Portugal event and four more podiums before going on to claim third in the overall standings. A second career success followed at the World RX of France round in 2016 for Kristoffersson en route to clinching the runners-up spot behind countryman Mattias Ekstrom, a breakthrough season that would ultimately set him up for his dominant title-winning World RX campaign in 2017. Paired with Petter Solberg in the rebranded PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team and driving a factory-developed Volkswagen Polo Supercar, Kristoffersson reached 11 of 12 finals and swept to a record-breaking seven victories – including five-in-a-row – to win the 2017 drivers’ title by a vast margin. For 2018, Kristoffersson will stick with PSRX Volkswagen Sweden to defend his title, once more alongside Solberg.