Four-time FIA World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson has set his sights upon a fifth Drivers’ crown at the pinnacle of the sport this year, following the confirmation that he will return to the fray in a Kristoffersson Motorsport (KMS)-run Volkswagen.
Kristoffersson is the most successful driver in World RX history, clinching his fourth World Championship in dramatic fashion at the Nürburgring last November after overturning a 17-point deficit to pip countryman Timmy Hansen to the spoils on countback.
That achievement came behind the wheel of an Audi S1, but the 33-year-old Swede’s three previous top tier triumphs were all secured in Volkswagen machinery, meaning Kristoffersson will be back in familiar surroundings.
As in its title-winning season in 2020, the team founded by former FIA European Rallycross Championship front-runner and multiple Swedish Champion Tommy Kristoffersson will run under theVolkswagen Dealerteam BAUHAUS banner, in deference to its loyal partner BAUHAUS.
KMS will field three electric VWs during the World Championship’s inaugural electric campaign in 2022, with the precise model and Kristoffersson’s team-mates to be unveiled in due course.Underpinning every car on the grid will be the cutting-edge RX1e kit developed by Austrian firm Kreisel Electric. This will generate greater all-round performance than ever courtesy of 500kW delivered to the twin motors – equivalent to 680bhp – and 880Nm of instant torque at the touch of a pedal, resulting in eye-watering acceleration faster even than Formula 1.