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PSRX Volkswagen Sweden has officially launched its 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy title defence with the unveiling of its new Volkswagen Polo R Supercars today in Autostadt, Wolfsburg (Tuesday). Read More »

– Unveiling of the new Polo R Supercar for the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX)
– Fit for the title defence, thanks to systematic improvements
– Volkswagen R new partner of the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team
– World champions Johan Kristoffersson and Petter Solberg out to defend titles

The stage is set for the title defence: Volkswagen Motorsport’s new Polo R Supercar has been unveiled in Autostadt Wolfsburg. The 570-hp four-wheel drive powerhouse for the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) has a new look. Read More »

– Cold test passed: Solberg, Grönholm and Tidemand test the Polo GTI R5 in Sweden
– Unbeatable: Engstler and Thoma win in Dubai with the Golf GTI
– Race of Champions: Volkswagen drivers Kristoffersson and Solberg in action

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World rally champions test the Polo GTI R5 in Sweden

Ice test passed: The new Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 has been successfully put through its paces in Sweden – by three world rally champions, no less. Read More »

Kristoffersson and PSRX win Drivers’ and Team titles

Johan Kristoffersson (S) won the Drivers’ title in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) in Riga (LV), with races still to come. Kristoffersson’s commanding victory in the final also ensured that PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden cannot be caught in the Team competition. “I need a bit more time to take in this incredible success,” said Kristoffersson, with tears of joy, in his first interview after clinching the title. Read More »

Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson has won the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy with two rounds still remaining. PSRX Volkswagen Sweden [Kristoffersson and team-mate Petter Solberg] has also won the teams’ championship after a dominant season with its pair of Volkswagen Polo GTi Supercars. Read More »

Johan Kristoffersson (S) has won the seventh race of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Lohéac (F), securing his fifth victory of the season. It was also his fourth win in a row, making the Swedish driver the first to record such an achievement in the World Rallycross Championship. In rainy conditions on a very slippery circuit, the world championship leader from the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team put on a commanding display to claim the win in the final, well ahead of local hero Sébastien Loeb (F/Peugeot), who led the event on Saturday evening, and Mattias Ekström (S/Audi). “I have never been so comfortable in a car in rainy conditions before,” said Kristoffersson after his win. “While it was dry yesterday, Sébastien Loeb put us under quite a bit of pressure but the team did a great job today and put out a superb car.” Read More »

Kristoffersson wins home race to extend world championship lead

Johan Kristoffersson (S) claimed his third win of the season for PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden at round seven of the FIA World Rallycross in Höljes (S). In front of more than 45,000 passionate fans, the Swede in the Polo GTI Supercar dominated proceedings, seemingly at will. Kristoffersson had already triumphed in qualifying and the semi-final, and victory never looked in danger in the final. Read More »

Maiden victory for the Polo GTI: Kristoffersson wins in Mettet

Success at the fourth attempt: Johan Kristoffersson (S) earned PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden its first victory in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX). Kristoffersson, at the wheel of the 570-hp Volkswagen Polo GTI Supercar, won the fourth round of the season in Mettet (B), narrowly defeating Timmy Hansen (S, Peugeot) in a dramatic finale that came down to the finish straight. Read More »

worldrx16-pre-germanyThe penultimate round of this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will take place in Buxtehude in Germany this weekend (14-16 October). In the overall driver standings, it’s Mattias Ekstrom that tops the leaderboard with a 27 point lead over Johan Kristoffersson who is second.  If Ekstrom – who has forfeited the final round of DTM to compete in World RX – is able to establish a gap of more than 30 points this weekend, he will win the 2016 title. Read More »

WorldRX16 FranceSweden’s Johan Kristoffersson took a lights-to-flag victory at this weekend’s Bretagne World RX of France, round eight of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, at the wheel of his Volkswagen RX Sweden Polo RX Supercar.  Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud finished second in his Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS RX Supercar while Team Peugeot-Hansen’s Sebastien Loeb claimed the third step of the podium in front of an elated home crowd. Read More »