Kristoffersson, undisputed boss
Back after a year spent in tourism on the facet of the WTCR, Johan Kristoffersson didn’t miss his reunion with the World RX. A contender for the world crown towards defending champion Timmy Hansen, the Swede has not been idle.
In Holjes (Sweden) for the first racing weekend of the season, the Scandinavian rapidly reveals his intentions. He concluded an virtually excellent double header with a victory and a second place.
The following rounds will likely be just about the similar. In Finland, Latvia and Spain, recorded three extra victories and two extra podiums. Alone in the lead and superior to the relaxation of the discipline, Johan Kristoffersson gained his third world title to grow to be the first three-time WRX world champion.
” I am very happy. And for good reason, this is obviously my goal at the start of the season. I was aware that the challenge was considerable, since I defend the interests of a family stable (Kristoffersson Motorsport. Editor’s note) aligning only one car, the satisfaction is therefore immense “, He declared in our columns a number of weeks in the past after concluding a season the place he solely missed the podium as soon as.
Ekström, Hansen, Grönholm, current however inadequate
Mattias Ekström, Timmy Hansen and Niclas Grönholm additionally stood as title contenders towards the future three-time champion. In the finish, the story was fairly totally different. If they tried to face as much as Johan Kristoffersson by profitable 4 races between them, they by no means discovered the recipe to defeat him.
The trio undoubtedly paid for a scarcity of consistency that has made the Swede so robust this season. Mattias Ekström was Kristoffersson’s greatest menace however the Swede missed a number of outings that value him a number of factors in the standings.
Timmy Hansen steadily elevated his tempo. However, he was by no means capable of fear his compatriot aside from the final racing weekend of the year in Barcelona the place he snatched the victory from him in the first closing.
Niclas Grönholm was extra discreet, nonetheless, aligning good outcomes all through the marketing campaign however inadequate to destabilize Johan Kristoffersson.
A spoiled finish of the year
This 2020 season had all the things to finish in model. After the Barcelona double header, the drivers had been to fulfill at Spa and the Nürburgring for what was to be an exhilarating finish to the marketing campaign. In the finish, none of this sadly occurred.
Health disaster requires, the Belgian and German organizers have determined to cancel the arrival of the plateau in an effort to keep away from any threat. This double cancellation thus supplied on a plate a 3rd world crown to Johan Kristoffersson even when this one prolonged to him the arms.
Now, the drivers need to the 2021 season, the debut of which is anticipated at Spa-Francorchamps subsequent May if the state of affairs permits.