Tue 28 May 2024

Multitasking maestro Kristoffersson confirms home ERC run

Six-time FIA World Rallycross Championship title winner Johan Kristoffersson will be back rallying next month when he contests round three of the FIA European Rally Championship, BAUHAUS Royal Rally of Scandinavia.

Kristoffersson, who also has Extreme E titles, WRC2 podiums and World Touring Car Cup wins to his name, will contest the fast-paced gravel event in a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 run by his family team, Kristofferson Motorsport.   

The versatile Swede, 35, said: “Our loyal sponsor BAUHAUS unexpectedly asked if I wanted to jump in and compete in high-level rallying, and I accepted. I haven’t driven a gravel rally in the forest for five years, so expectations are low. It would have been nice to prepare properly, but there’s simply no time for that, so we’ll take it as it comes. It’s still fun to be the underdog for a change.”

Kristoffersson’s father Tommy, who runs Kristoffersson Motorsport, added: “Having a FIA European Rally Championship event in Värmland is really pleasing, especially since we no longer have the WRC here. And we’re also happy that our partner BAUHAUS has opened their store in Karlstad, not just because I want to go there and shop, but also because it feels good that they are represented here in Värmland.”  

Norwegian Stig Rune Skjaermoen will co-drive Kristoffersson, who will be making his ERC debut on the event, which runs from 13 - 15 June.

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