Former Audi quattro and Audi Coupé S2 ERC campaigner Tommy Kristoffersson has now confirmed that he is looking forward to return to Rallycross – if the date is not going to clash with a round of the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) again. To his local newspaper, ‘Nya Wermlands-Tidningen’, Kristoffersson said today that he was prepared to take part in the 2011 ERC round at Höljes, but changed his mind when he realised that his team needed him urgently at Falkenberg instead: “And soon we have the same problem again, I must be with the STCC at Mantorp Park on September 23 while the finale of the Swedish Rallycross Championship is going to run at the Kinnekulle Ring the day after. Otherwise I would have defo raced there against Kenneth Hansen, Per Eklund and Michael Jernberg to give them a match. Now I look forward to do the 2012 European event at Höljes and sincerely hope, that there will be no STCC vs ERC clash again next year. However, if it fits it could well be that I take part in an earlier Swedish Rallycross Championship event, we will see.”
Kristoffersson’s new Rallycross machinery is known from its first outings, during its presentation on a frozen lake in Norway and some more testing at the Karlskoga Motorstadion. A Volkswagen Scirocco Supercar that has been built by Michael Jernberg and his former mechanic Tony Johansson, who is working for Kristoffersson Motorsport (KMS) now. The car is claimed to be equipped with a 627bhp strong engine and was made eligible as VW Scirocco 2.0 TSI for Rallycross use (Supercars only!) by the FIA list of 26.05.2011. “The same concept as in Jernberg’s Škoda. But the Scirocco is lower and wider, even lower and wider than Sverre Isachsen’s Ford Focus. I’m certain my car is a real winner,” claims the 52-year-old racer and team manager from Arvika.