In a new car and with a new team, Johan Kristoffersson again shows how strong he is and takes home his fourth World Rallycross Championship at the final event of the 2021 season in Germany.
November 28, 2021
After a troublesome start of the season in the Audi with the new team EKS/JC it was a really happy Johan who could celebrate one victory and a podium for the two final events of the 2021 season, enough to secure the World Championship.
“What an absolutely unbelievable weekend – just crazy! We had a tough start to 2021, and from coming here 17 points behind, to then finish on equal points, it will take some time for this to all sink in, to be honest. To win the championship after starting out with a new team and in a new car this year is just fantastic. It means a lot.”
“We were chasing our tail a little bit early in the season, and it’s been a real comeback since Riga. Everybody in this sport works so hard, and that sweet feeling of winning is what it’s all about. When I went back to the team awning after not being able to start the final in France, everybody was in tears. Today, I hope they’re all in tears again – only for a far happier reason...”
Johan won 3 of the 9 events in the 2021 season, with two more podiums, which was enough to secure the championship victory.
The Swede won his first championship in 2017, then again in 2018, 2020. And now his fourth in 2021.