Second Place for VW at Hockenheim Share Comments Volkswagens was back in action this weekend for the German leg of the 2017 World Rallycross Championship, finishing second and fourth to maintain the team’s lead in the championship standings. The cars performed well all weekend and Johan Kristoffersson was on pole for the wet Sunday final, but didn’t get a great start and ended up following Audi’s Mattias Ekström into the first corner. Despite racing hard, the wet conditions meant that caution was the name of the game, so Kristoffersson ended the race in second place behind Ekström who has won all three of this season’s races so far. “The Polo GTI Supercar is showing amazing speed and we did this again this time, but we came up against a really tough guy in the final,” said Kristoffersson after the race. “I have to pay tribute to Mattias [Ekström]. He drove six really strong laps in that last race. The big thing for me, for Petter and the team, is what we are doing in the teams’ championship; 17 points clear is very, very impressive for this new team.” Solberg, meanwhile, struggled throughout the final race, unable to find much grip and eventually finishing the race in fourth place. Despite that, he hangs on to third place in the driver’s standings, seven points behind Krsitffersson, and 23 points back of championship leader Ekström. Together, though, Krsitoffersson and Solberg combine for 131 points, putting their team PSRX Volkswagen Sweden in first, 17 points ahead of the nearest competition. Kristoffersson and Solberg will be back in action next weekend in Belgium, looking for their first win of the season.