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Volkswagen RX Sweden Team join WRC

Written by: Neil

The FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRC) will welcome a new team to its fold in 2016, with the announcement that the new Volkswagen RX Sweden Team has been created.

It follows the merger of Marklund Motorsport and Volkswagen Team Sweden, and will feature an all-new driver line-up of Johan Kristoffersson and Anton Marklund for the coming championship season.

Both drivers will be taking to the coming season's circuits at the wheel of a new Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar.

Kristofferson returns to the team after securing a third-place finish this year in the overall WRC driver standings, while Marklund was the more successful of the pair, finishing second.

The collaboration is therefore expected to bear considerable fruit over the coming year, with a top-notch team of drivers and engineers for the Volkswagen RX Sweden Team.

Sten Forsberg, head of Volkswagen Sweden, commented: "The competitive situation in World RX calls for creative solutions to achieve success for both Marklund Motorsport and Volkswagen Team Sweden, which we as collaborative partners strive for.

"With our joint effort, we are convinced that the team with Johan Kristoffersson and Anton Marklund as drivers will be able to keep up with the pack and be fighting for the championship."

 

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