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Johan Kristoffersson returns to World Rallycross

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Double champion, Johan Kristoffersson, returns to the FIA World Rallycross Championship after a year away.

Kristoffersson left the championship after taking his second title in a dominant 2018 season where he won 11 of the 12 rounds. His focus in 2019 was in rally and WTCR but he returns for the 2020 World RX season in a Volkswagen Dealerteam BAUHAUS Polo GTI RX.

“It has been a hectic period and not the easiest path to go along. There have been many alternatives, but right now I feel really satisfied. Rallycross is very close to my heart. All our energy and focus is now on World RX,” Kristoffersson said.

The family team will be run by father, Tommy Kristoffersson, who has one goal in mind.

“We will be there aiming to win, but anyone involved in this business knows it’s not that easy. After all, we’re a private team the resources are limited, not even close to 2017 and 2018,” said Tommy.

Volkswagen Dealerteam BAUHAUS will not be the only family run team on the grid with the 2019 teams’ champions, Team Hansen returning.

Team Hansen will see brothers Timmy and Kevin return to the grid in the Peugeot 208 WRXs, with reigning drivers champion Timmy looking to defend his title in the team run by parents Kenneth and Susann Hansen.

The first of the announcements for the 2020 World RX campaign came from GCK UNKORRUPTED who will field two Renault Clio R.S. RX cars with Guerlain Chicherit and Rokas Baciuska. The cars have made major developments in the off season with a new engine from ORECA and new BOS dampers.

Anton Marklund will be returning with GCK Bilstein as an independent entry in the GCK Renault Megane R.S. RX run by the GCK Kompetition in 2019.

ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport will be entering a two-car team for the 2020 season. Timo Scheider will be returning in the Seat Ibiza RX whilst team owner Rene Muennich will be joining in the second car.

GRX Taneco will be returning with the same driver line up, Niclas Gronholm and Timur Timerzyanov, in the updated version of the Hyundai i20 Supercar. The team are looking to improve on last year’s second place in the championship.

2019 FIA European Rallycross champion, Robin Larsson, will be joining the World RX for a full season campaign. He will be racing an Audi S1 with the JC Raceteknik. Larsson has previously won the World RX of Argentina driving an Audi A1 in 2015.

Andreas Bakkerud missed out on the 2019 drivers title on countback and will be back with the Monster Energy RX Cartel who have joined forces with GC Kompetition. The team will be running the Renault Meganes RS RX with Liam Doran joining Bakkerud in the second seat.

These 13 drivers complete the official permanent entry list for the 2020 season. The first event on 18-19 April for the World RX of Catalunya- Barcelona.

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