Podium at Lydden Hill, Runner up in the standings

24/05/2015 by Per Andersson

Johan Kristoffersson Finished Third today at British Lydden Hill after a successful weekend where the Fourth round of Rallycross World Championship was held. Kristoffersson still holds P2 as Runner-up in the overall standings and Volkswagen Team Sweden claimed to P3 in the Team Championship, tied with Marklund Motorsport.

Volkswagen Team Sweden visited the British Race track for the first time and started in style, holding second overall after Day 1. In the final days first race, Kristoffersson was continuing to impress by ending Qualifying at 3:rd position, Qualifying for the Semi Final. Team mate Tord Linnerud had one of his best runs so far, gaining P9 in Qualifying and Qualified to Semi final as well. With both Cars in Semi-final, one target was reached.

In the Semi, Johan was diving direct in to the Joker lap, and managed to finish second to Qualify for the Final. Linnerud  was just about to manage, but finished at fourth. In the Final, Kristoffersson had a really tough battle, fighting with Norwegian Andreas Bakkerud. After changing positions a couple of times, Kristoffersson finished before Bakkerud at a well deserved 3:rd position.

The great results means that Kristoffersson is still holding second place overall in the Championship after Petter Solberg and Volkswagen Team Sweden claimed up to a tied 3:rd in the Team Championship.

Johan had an emotional day, not only from claiming a Podium position, but as well becoming father to his first child. Johan got the message by Phone just before the Warm-up session today. 

- “It was many thought running through my head today and it was not easy to stay 100% focused. I am happy with my results and I am very happy with having our first child with my girlfriend Zandra that had to do it all by herself as I was not at home today!”, says an emotional Johan Kristoffersson.

Now the Team are leaving back to Sweden and next round of FIA World Rallycross Championship is in 4 weeks at Buxtehude, Germany.


Drivers Championship

  1. Petter Solberg, Citroën
  2. Johan Kristoffersson, Volkswagen Polo R WRX
  3. Andreas Bakkerud, Ford Fiesta


Team Championship

  1. Ford Olsbergs MSE
  2. SDRX
  3. Volkswagen Team Sweden

3. Marklund Motorsport