Johan Kristoffersson’s late charge helps Rosberg X Racing to back-to-back Extreme E wins in Saudi Arabia.
Johan Kristoffersson was able to come from 13 seconds behind Laia Sanz’s Acciona Sainz car to win the Desert X-Prix for Rosberg X Racing.
After teammate Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky had sustained cosmetic damage and fallen away from leaders Acciona Sainz and Team X44, Kristoffersson summoned the drive of his life to catch both cars.
Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez built on their second-fastest individual run in qualifying one to then see off a stacked field in the five-car heat to earn their sixth consecutive top qualifier accolade.
Rosberg X Racing’s Molly Taylor and Johan Kristoffersson crowned inaugural Extreme E champions
Molly Taylor and Johan Kristoffersson held on to win the first Extreme E championship for Rosberg X Racing, ahead of Jurassic X-Prix winners Team X44.
Cristina Gutierrez and Sebastian Loeb did all they could to take the title away from RXR, winning both the final event of the season in Dorset, England and the Continental Traction Challenge, worth an extra five bonus points. However, a fourth-place finish for RXR in the final left the two teams tied on championship points.
Team X44 take qualifying clean sweep but Rosberg X Racing have one hand on the championship title.
The Extreme E championship title is Rosberg X Racing’s to lose after a strong qualifying and the fastest Continental Traction Challenge time.
Despite Team X44 winning their fifth qualifying day of the season, Johan Kristoffersson’s blistering run through the Continental Traction Challenge sector of his lap in Q2 has RXR currently in possession of five crucial bonus points and a 20-point advantage over their title rivals.
Rosberg X Racing survive gruelling Island X-Prix to extend championship lead in penultimate Extreme E weekend.
Rosberg X Racing claimed their third Extreme E race win after a car-killing weekend on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia.
Drivers Molly Taylor and Johan Kristoffersson were able to have a clean run in the final race to take the chequered flag with a 25 second advantage over runners up Jutta Kleinschmidt and Mattias Ekström of ABT Cupra, who lost a door in their final lap.