Surprisingly, Johan Kristoffersson claimed victory in the inaugural Extreme E race held in the AlUla desert of Saudi Arabia.
But the victory was not surprising from doubting his abilities, but because of the rivals that Johan had in front of him. Some of them: Jenson Button, Carlos Sainz and Cristina Gutiérrez.
Perhaps it all goes back to his childhood, as our protagonist today put his feet on the gas for the first time when he was just a child. In fact, when he was 6 months old, he was already traveling to different races on the family bus, since his relatives are faithful lovers of motor sports.
Johan David Kristoffersson was born on December 6, 1988, in Sweden. He earned his college degree in 2008 and since then dedicated his life to auto racing. In fact, that same year he made his debut in the Junior Touring Car Championship organized at the regional level in his country.
“I began as a kid on a bicycle, then did little things like cleaning my father’s race car, taking care of the tires on race weekends, driving the team truck and changing tires on the pit stops in Scandinavian touring car championship in our family team,” said Johan through his web portal.
Under the motto “I do not hate losing, but I love winning”, the Swede has managed to participate in more than 8 national and international series, taking the victory in the Championship of Italia de Gran Turismo (2013) and the Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia (2012).
The road to the “Electric Odyssey”
After building a great résumé, Kristoffersson was called in to pilot the Extreme E team’s electric off-road SUV, Rosberg Xtreme Racing, founded by historic car driver Nico Rosberg.
Johan will be accompanied at the wheel by multi-time rally champion Molly Taylor during the first season. It was right with her, with whom he was able to make history by winning the inaugural race of the series that aims to raise awareness of humanity through zero emissions races in the places most affected by climate change around the world.
Written by | Osward Rubio