Volkswagen Sweden are set to support two teams in the upcoming World Rallycross championship, maintaining its relationship with Marklund Motorsport while adding new team Kristofferson Motorsport to its artillery.

Marklund Motorsport return for a second season with the backing of Volkswagen and will race in the specially-designed VW Polo RX cars, to be driven by Topi Heikkinen and PG Andersson.

The pair will be joined on the World Rallycross grid by Kristofferson Motorsport who are preparing for its debut in the series. Johan Kristofferson will be joined by Tord Linnerud at the team.

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Volkswagen will also support two further drivers in the European Rallycross Championship, with Tommy Rustad competing for Marklund Motorsport and Ole Christian Veiby under the KMS banner.

"Rallycross is the hottest motorsport just now, and we and our dealers think it feels incredibly exciting to be able to support a bid where two of Sweden's best teams are aiming at becoming world champion," Sten Forsberg, manager of Volkswagen Sweden, said.

Head of Volkswagen Motorsport, Jost Capito, whose World Rally Championship team are totally dominating the 2015 season, points to the increasing popularity and exciting racing as reasons to why VW are becoming more heavily involved in the series.

"The World Rallycross Championship enjoys increasing popularity: The races are compact, spectacular and varied," Capito said. "With Marklund Motorsport and Kristoffersson Motorsport, Volkswagen is represented by two extremely professional privateer teams who develop and race their Polo RX Supercars independently.

"The line-up and the calendar promise an exciting World RX season and we are confident that the Volkswagen drivers will be up there battling for races and the championship."

The World Rallycross championship commences in Portugal on the 25-26 April.