In a ceremony realized this Monday (16) at Stockholm, Volkswagen Sweden announced its plans for the 2015 season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, in an effort that will include four Polo RX Supercar models, spread between two teams: Marklund Motorsport and Kristofferson Motorsport.
Marklund Motorsport, runner-up in the 2014 teams’ standings, will count with the services of 2014 season runner-up driver Toomas Heikkinen and Per-Gunnar Andersson. From Kristofferson Motorsports’ side, the selected drivers are Johan Kristoffersson and Tord Linnerud.
Topi Heikkinen won the World RX of Belgium event at Mettet last year, and lost the title to Petter Solberg by 46 points. PG Andersson isn’t that new to the World RX surroundings, as he finished 13th at the Italia RX and the Turkey RX events.
Kristoffersson did some races in the 2014 season too, with a podium in four races, as he finished third in Belgium, behind Heikkinen and fellow countryman Timmy Hansen. Linnerud jumps to Volkswagen after a part-time campaign with a Helmia Motorsport Renault Clio last year, achieving a 12th place best finish at World RX of Sweden.
Two Polos are also expected to be full time on the European Rallycross Championship. The extra Polo from Marklund Motorsport will be driven by Tommy Rustad, and the Kristofferson MS one will be driven by Ole Christian Veiby, meaning that some European rounds of the 2015 World RX season will have six Polos on track.
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