A journey to the top
Climbing the ladder of international motor racing, Sweden’s Joel Eriksson is devoted to life in the fast lane. Contesting the ultra-competitive DTM series for a second successive season in 2019, Joel is a BMW works driver bidding to reach the highest step of the podium. Take your seat for a journey aimed just one way: to the top.
Joel Eriksson finished seventh on his debut in the FIA GT World Cup at the fabled Macau Grand Prix on Sunday, putting pressure on a raft of previous winners of the esteemed event. Eriksson, who competes for BMW in the DTM, was drafted into the Bavarian manufacturer’s FIA GT World Cup programme for the […]
Joel Eriksson has arrived in the Asian gambling metropolis of Macau for the 2019 edition of the FIA GT World Cup, staged on November 14-17 on the city’s iconic Guia street circuit. While not a newcomer to the Macau Grand Prix itself, having contested the event’s prestigious Formula 3 race three times and finishing […]
Joel Eriksson wrapped up the 2019 DTM campaign with sixth place in a rain-drenched finale at Hockenheim on Sunday. The Swedish BMW driver was on strong form at the German Grand Prix track south of Frankfurt, lining up fourth on the grid for the season-finale after surviving the treacherous conditions in qualifying. Eriksson initially slipped back […]
The 2019 DTM campaign draws to a close this weekend at Hockenheim, with Joel Eriksson out to finish the season in style while battling an expanded grid that takes in an influx of competitors from Japan’s Super GT series. Swede Eriksson heads to the Hockenheim finale sitting 11th overall in the DTM driver standings. After scoring two podium results […]
Born: 28 June, 1998
Lives: Tomelilla (SWE)
2019 team: BMW Team RBM
Car: BMW M4 DTM
Engine: 2-litre inline-4, turbocharged, 600+ bhp
2017: Swedish junior driver of the year
2016: Swedish junior driver of the year
2015: Swedish young driver of the year
2015: International accomplishment
2015: Swedish junior driver of the year
2014: Swedish young driver of the year
2014: Rydell Special Award
Swedish National Team
Joel Eriksson is part of the Swedish National Team of motor racing, being the scheme’s youngest representative.
DTM – Rd. 9 – Hockenheim
The DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) is Germany’s top racing series, and the leading touring car championship of the world. The 2019 season spans nine weekends of racing, with five rounds taking place in Germany and four in other European countries. Joel Eriksson is one of six works drivers spearheading BMW’s main factory attack.
The cars used in the DTM are custom-built for the championship by its three manufacturers: BMW, Audi and Aston Martin. The bodywork is designed to replicate the look of normal road cars, but the performance is more in line with a single-seater racer. The DTM engines provide more than 600 bhp. All drivers are employed by the manufacturers directly, ensuring a high standard of competition throughout the field.