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. 9
Joel Eriksson found himself battling in the heat of the midfield in the penultimate DTM round of the season at the Nürburgring, picking up some additional points on an otherwise meagre weekend. Eriksson finished eighth in the first race of the double-header meeting to pick up four championship points – although the Swede had […]
This weekend marks the penultimate round of the 2019 DTM season, as Joel Eriksson and the rest of the field descend on the Eifel mountains to battle it out at one of the world’s most prominent motorsport venues: the Nürburgring. Recently announced as part of BMW’s line-up in November’s FIA GT World Cup event in […]
2018 FIA F3 World Cup runner-up Joel Eriksson will return to the Macau Grand Prix for the 2019 edition of the Asian event, forming part of BMW’s quest for a repeat victory in the prestigious FIA GT World Cup. Eriksson has competed on the famous streets of Macau in each of the last three years, racing in […]
Joel Eriksson returned to the points-paying positions in the DTM on a historic weekend for the championship at Lausitzring, as the popular touring car series celebrated its 500th race. Having endured a tough season so far plagued by various issues, Eriksson completed both of the weekend’s two races on this occasion and duly extended his […]
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. 8 – Nürburgring
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.