Start: 10.55 (GMT+02:00) | Grid slot: P5
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.
DTM | Rd. 3
Joel Eriksson clinched his first DTM podium of the season as he joined team-mate Philipp Eng in delivering an emotional 1-2 victory on home turf for BMW Team RBM in Belgium. Eng and Eriksson made the most of a strategic roll of the dice in the opening race of the weekend at Zolder, located just […]
Back to the roots: round two of the DTM season holds particular historic importance for the popular touring car series. For the first time since 2002, the championship returns to Zolder – the same track which hosted the very first DTM race back in 1984. Joel Eriksson prepares to set foot at the legendary Belgian […]
Joel Eriksson did not enjoy the kind of success he had been vying for at the season-opening round of the 2019 DTM campaign at Hockenheim, but at least snatched a late point in style by out-dragging a rival driver to the line in Sunday’s weekend finale. Launching his sophomore DTM season for BMW, Eriksson was […]
The DTM is back – and it’s faster and more powerful than ever. Featuring new cars, new engines, a new manufacturer and new circuits, it’s the beginning of a new era in the German touring car championship this year. BMW’s Joel Eriksson is eagerly anticipating his second season in the series, which kicks off – […]
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. 1 – 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.