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Extreme E champions RXR announce Ahlin-Kottulinsky and Kristoffersson

Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky will join Johan Kristoffersson at Rosberg X Racing for the 2022 Extreme E season.

RXR took the inaugural Extreme E title in 2021, with Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor taking three victories from five races.

Ahlin-Kottulinsky will replace Taylor at RXR as the team aims to retain its title.

Team founder Nico Rosberg said: “We are happy to have found the perfect driver line-up for our second season in Extreme E. This year is going to be even more challenging as we have to defend our title against a growing field of very professional and highly determined teams.

“With the experience and track record of both Johan and Mikaela, we will be preparing for the battle and hopefully make some exciting action on track. I can’t wait for the starting signal a couple of weeks from now.”

Ahlin-Kottulinsky spent 2021 competing with JBXE, alongside a championship challenge in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship where she finished second. She was the Extreme E test driver before the championship launched.

“I am incredibly honoured and excited to join RXR and support the team in defending their championship title,” she said.

“To have the chance to work with the winning team from Season 1 is truly a great opportunity, and I can’t wait to get started.

“I’m really looking forward to working and learning from Nico [Rosberg] and Johan, two world champions and drivers that I have huge respect for and admire for their incredible record behind the wheel.”

RXR retained one-half of its championship winning duo in the form of Kristoffersson, who now aims to defend his title.

“I am very happy to continue my work with RXR,” he said. “We have had a sensational first season together and I am confident that we can build on this experience and become even better. I am feeling relaxed, full of energy and eager to win again.

“Having Mikaela on my side is an extra motivation. She is a very gifted driver and being compatriots, with many common experiences, I am sure we will get along just great.

Image courtesy of Extreme E

Bethonie Waring

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