Kristoffersson lauds RallyX Nordic rivals after Supercar title win

Johan Kristoffersson has praised his RallyX Nordic competitors after the Swede clinched the Supercar title during the 2021 season finale at Arvika.

The three-time FIA World Rallycross champion entered Round 7 of the campaign needing just a single point to secure overall honours in the headline category, and he duly achieved this by claiming Top Qualifier spot in the intermediate standings before a comfortable win in the final.

The victory was Kristoffersson’s third this season, but the 32-year-old did not have everything his own way with Fraser McConnell and Niclas Grönholm also standing on the top step.

Kristoffersson said: “Sealing the RallyX Nordic Supercar title at Arvika felt great. I did the whole RallyX Nordic series in 2014 when my VW Polo was brand new and I didn’t manage to win then, losing out to Sebastian Eriksson and Robin Larsson, so it feels good to put things right.

Johan Kristoffersson Arvika Round 7 August 13, 2021

“It is not often I have to push myself as hard as I have done this Nordic season, taking my performance to the highest levels in every aspect. Enzo Ide, Fraser McConnell and Sondre Evjen have been right up there the whole season, while the likes of Niclas Grönholm and Kristian Szabo have also pushed me hard when Grönholm RX joined the RallyX Nordic programme. There are many drivers who have produced a very high level of driving this season.”

Kristoffersson, who joined EKS JC to compete behind the wheel of an Audi S1 on the World RX stage this season, has raced his Kristoffersson Motorsport-run VW Polo in the RallyX Nordic series this year.

The team has consistently punched above its weight against squads with higher-specification machinery, and Kristoffersson was quick to thank all the supporting members of his outfit which have made this possible.

“The support of Kristoffersson Motorsport, and that of my sponsors, means everything,” he said.

Johan Kristoffersson Supercar Arvika August 15, 2021

“Without the help from our very loyal partners Volkswagen Bauhaus Dealer Team, we wouldn’t have been able to compete at all this season. We are very grateful for their belief in us.

“As for Kristoffersson Motorsport, I have raced for many teams in my career and KMS always puts competing first. This is an attitude that my father has built, and it is valid for all of us in the team. We don’t always have the most up-to-date equipment, but we are always 100 per cent about performance.”

Kristoffersson has consistently set the benchmark in the Supercar class this season, firmly reinforcing his status as the leading talent in rallycross.

And the multiple world champion has been impressed by the RallyX Nordic production package, which has shown every single race from all five classes live and for free on YouTube.

Johan Kristoffersson Supercar Arvika August 15, 2021

He said: “The RallyX Nordic championship is very professional! The tv production is among the best there is within motorsport, handled by a very good team. There’s a sense of humour, and it is always entertaining despite very long broadcast sessions.

“The drone flying is exceptional and there is not a single angle missed by the cameras. On top of that, we have two fantastic commentators in Andrew Coley and Hal Ridge. They are both very knowledgeable about motorsport. As a motorsport ‘nerd’, I appreciate their detailed expert knowledge.”

When asked if he has plans to defend his RallyX Nordic Supercar title in 2022, Kristoffersson said: “If I get the chance? For sure! I always want to defend my titles and I just love rallycross! Having said that, it’s very difficult to make long time plans within the world of motorsport, as we all know…”

Missed any of the RallyX Nordic action this season? Head over to the RallyX TV YouTube Channel to catch up on full live streams from Rounds 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.