World Rallycross Championship runners-up Marklund Motorsport and the newcomers Volkswagen Team Sweden are ready for the start of the FIA World Rallycross Championship season in Montalegre, Portugal, this coming weekend.
The two privateer teams supported by Volkswagen Sweden intend to be in the thick of the battles for victory in the championshipâ€™s 13 events. The former junior rally world champion Per-Gunnar â€œP-Gâ€ Andersson (S) is a new recruit at Marklund Motorsport and joins the old hand and championship runner-up Toomas â€œTopiâ€ Heikkinen (FIN), who will once again be behind the wheel of the Polo RX Supercar that boasts up to almost 600 hp. The Volkswagen line-up is completed by the two drivers in the new Volkswagen Team Sweden, Johan Kristofferson of Sweden and Tord Linnerud of Norway.
â€œThe FIA World Rallycross Championship is becoming more and more popular. Volkswagen is represented in it by two extremely professional privateer teams that develop and enter their Polo RX Supercars independently. Weâ€™re confident that the Volkswagen drivers will be in the running for race victories and titles,â€ says Jost Capito, Volkswagen Motorsport Director.