Whereas the EKS JC squad received the World RX workforce’s title in 2020, it was Swede Johan Kristoffersson who claimed his third drivers’ crown on his return to the sequence, with KMS working a works-built Volkswagen Polo Supercar.
Kristoffersson has since switched to racing for the EKS JC workforce for 2021, the place he’s at present difficult for the crown collectively along with his father Tommy as his spotter, however for 2022 KMS will return to the grid in its personal proper.
The workforce has achieved success in circuit racing, rallying and rallycross, and has been concerned within the World RX for the reason that sequence’ inception in 2014, both working underneath its personal banner or in supporting different groups.
KMS has a long-standing relationship with the VAG group by means of the Swedish seller community, initially with Audi and extra just lately with Volkswagen, however it’s but to be confirmed which model of automotive KMS will run subsequent season.
Whereas Tommy Kristoffersson, a former European Rallycross and Swedish touring automotive race winner will proceed to run the workforce, the driving force line-up can also be but to be disclosed.
“We’ve already received one world championship title with our personal workforce final yr, however to combat for the first-ever world championship crown with electrical rallycross automobiles is the final word problem and one that basically conjures up us – it was merely a chance that was far too good to show down,” stated Kristoffersson Sr.
“We’ve numerous historical past in rallycross – that is what we do finest – and we had a number of choices accessible to us for 2022, however I used to be not focused on beginning one thing if we couldn’t do it correctly. Fortunately, like us, our new buyers really imagine in the way forward for electrical rallycross and are able to embrace this thrilling change.”
Kristoffersson Motorsport electrical automotive
Photograph by: Kristoffersson Motorsport
Final week World Rallycross bosses introduced that 14 orders have been placed for the Kreisel-developed twin-motor, four-wheel-drive electric kit that will probably be adopted by RX1e machines at World RX’s high stage subsequent yr.
“We’ve nice religion within the promoter and imagine these automobiles have improbable growth potential and can produce spectacular leisure – they are going to be extraordinarily quick,” stated Kristoffersson. “I’m completely satisfied that we are going to create a product that can make followers increase their eyebrows and drop their jaws. Now, our focus switches to discovering a producer we are able to compete with and the proper drivers to do the job.”