Car: Volkswagen Polo R
Date of birth: 06/12/1988
Defending World RX Champion Johan Kristoffersson is an accomplished all-rounder and a record- breaking title winner. Prior to making his Euro RX debut in 2013, the 29-year-old 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, winning the curtain raising World RX of Portugal event and finishings on the podium a further four times, going on to claim third in the overall standings.
A second career success followed at World RX of France in 2016 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 swept to seven victories – including five-in-a- row – to win the 2017 drivers’ title by a sizeable margin. For 2018, Kristoffersson will defend his Drivers’ title with PSRX Volkswagen Sweden, once more alongside Solberg.