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KRISTOFFERSSON SET FOR ROC IN MEXICO

Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson will compete in the annual Race Of Champions in January, which for 2019 takes place in Mexico City.

The FIA World Rallycross Champion won the final round of 2018, the World RX of South Africa last weekend, and made his Race Of Champions debut earlier this year in Riyadh, where he drove in the individual competition and for Team Sweden in the Nations Cup. He was knocked out of the semi-finals in the individual event by PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team mate Petter Solberg.

This time around Kristoffersson will partner Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen in Team Nordic for the Nations Cup while hoping to also make it to the final in the individual event. “I’m super excited to be back at the Race Of Champions for the second year. Last year was a good experience with some good battles before I was beaten by my rallycross team-mate Petter Solberg, so this year I’m out for revenge,” said Kristoffersson. “It’s a big challenge to compete against some of the best drivers in the world, but the aim is still to come out on top. Most importantly I will have fun and enjoy the racing.”

The event will be held on 19-20 January at the Foro Sol, the amphitheatre forming part of Mexico City’s Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Formula 1 circuit. “I’m especially looking forward to teaming up with Johan on Team Nordic. I first met him in Gotland in Sweden when he was still a boy – and I’ve followed his impressive career with great interest ever since,” said Kristensen.

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