Even the Swede delighted home fans by directing his Ford Fiesta r 2 to an appropriate 1min 31.2sec success over the snow and ice hockey event, the opening round of the five-rally series.
Kristensson made an instant impact after improving by the Championship, in to world level.
“I had a plan and stuck into it. The point for me was not to create any mistakes. I stayed calm and found that the pace and it feels great, even though there were a few minutes. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the summer season,” said Kristensson.
Britain’after retiring using a mechanical problem on Friday while Martins Sesks re-covered into sixth s Tom Williams chose a fourth in front of Sean Johnston.
Ep å finished eighth after restarting and netted a haul of incentive points by winning 12 of their 19 tests.