World champion Johan Kristoffersson drove in to victory at the opening round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Barcelona.
April 16, 2018
After a flawless drive both days, Johan initially crossed the finish line as second in the final. But later he was awarded the victory after a stewards decision. Mattias Ekström was disqualified after contact with Johans’ team-mate Petter Solberg in the final.
“You are obviously really up for it at the start of the new season. Everyone starts on zero points. I am extremely happy with my performance in the final. The fact that the we were awarded the win instead of second place means we can head home happy. It was a good start to the season. It is a shame for Petter, who deserved a better result – but he will come back stronger.”
1) Johan Kristoffersson, Sverige 4.36,568
2) Sébastien Loeb, Frankrike 4.37,783
3) Andreas Bakkerud, Norge 4.38,957
4) Niclas Grönholm, Finland 4.43,667
5) Petter Solberg, Norge 4.47,832