Kristoffersson Motorsport (KMS) is the major confirmed crew for the 2022 FIA World Rallycross Championship, after the Swedish outfit launched that it has ordered three kits for the maiden season of the sport’s contemporary electric generation.
It was revealed last week that 14 kits include already been reserved from Austrian agency Kreisel Electrical, the firm at the help of the cutting-edge RX1e car which aspects sooner acceleration and better all-spherical efficiency than ever earlier than courtesy of 500kW delivered to the twin motors – equal to 680bhp – and 880Nm of quick torque.
Founded by passe FIA European Rallycross Championship front-runner and 2 Swedish title-winner Tommy Kristoffersson – father of three-time World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson – the eponymously-named Kristoffersson Motorsport outfit has accomplished substantial success in each rallycross and touring car racing.
After Tommy Kristoffersson retired from racing in 2008, Johan picked up the mantle and won the Scandinavian Touring Automobile Championship in 2012 at the help of the wheel of a biogas-fuelled Volkswagen Scirocco. The next season, KMS returned to Euro RX within the Supercar (now Euro RX1) class, with victories and podium finishes for each Kristoffersson Jnr and Ole Christian Veiby over the following three years.
In parallel with that programme, KMS entered World RX at the sequence’ inception in 2014, at the muse running beneath the Volkswagen Provider Group KMS banner earlier than changing to Volkswagen Group Sweden and attributable to this truth Volkswagen RX Sweden. Johan Kristoffersson reached the high step of the rostrum within the 2015 curtain-raiser in Portugal en route to 3rd within the Drivers’ standings, earlier than grabbing the runner-up spoils in 2016, recording his second occupation triumph in France alongside the fashion.
In 2017 and 2018, KMS then performed an instrumental aim within the help-to-help Drivers’ and Teams’ titles accomplished by PSRX Volkswagen Sweden, contributing wanted personnel and infrastructure to the all-conquering project. Following a year away, the squad rejoined the fray as Volkswagen Dealerteam BAUHAUS in 2020, propelling Kristoffersson to his third Drivers’ crown.
Tommy Kristoffersson, Group Proprietor, Kristoffersson Motorsport, stated:
“We include already won one World Championship title with our include crew last year, but to fight for the major-ever World Championship crown with electric rallycross autos is the last subject and particular person that in actuality conjures up us – it was simply a possibility that was a ways too correct to flip down.
“We include a number of history in rallycross – this is what we attain simplest – and we had several alternate concepts on hand to us for 2022, but I was now no longer in starting up something if we may per chance presumably no longer attain it properly. Happily, enjoy us, our contemporary patrons in actual fact imagine within the fashion ahead for electric rallycross and are able to embrace this thrilling alternate.”