Johan Kristoffersson gives the first overall victory to VW Polo GTI R5
Johan Kristoffersson gives the first overall victory to the Volkswagen Polo GTI R5, a new racing machine from Volkswagen Motorsport which had a competitive debut a few months ago. The two-time world rallycross champion clinched a victory in the Norwegian Romjulsrally, one of the last rally events on the European soil in 2018. It’s also the first ever win for Kristoffersson in rallying.
Kristoffersson was sharing the #11 VW Polo with navigator Stig Rune Skjaermoen. After six stages and eighty competitive kilometers, they beat the second-placed crew by one minute and eleven seconds. Frank Tore Larsen and Torstein Eriksen finished second in a Ford Fiesta R5.
One more rally event took place on the last weekend in 2018. It was the Szilveszter Rallye in Hungary. The winner was Czech driver Ondrej Bisaha in a Škoda Fabia R5, sharing a car with navigator Petr Tešinsky.