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. 6
Brands Hatch (UK)
Joel Eriksson endured a weekend to forget as the DTM paid its first-ever visit to Holland’s TT Circuit Assen for round five of the 2019 season. The Swedish BMW driver struggled to 16th place in a rain-hit first race of the weekend, his vision severely compromised by a broken windscreen wiper, and was then forced to […]
TT Circuit Assen – “The Cathedral of Speed” – is one of the world’s most famed motorcycle venues. The longest-running host of MotoGP racing, the Dutch track this weekend swaps two wheels in favour of four as the DTM touring car series visits for the very first time – and BMW’s Joel Eriksson is determined […]
Joel Eriksson sealed his second podium of the 2019 DTM campaign as he led the BMW attack in the first race of the weekend at Nuremberg’s Norisring street track. 21-year-old Eriksson, whose street circuit record includes wins and podiums at the famous Pau and Macau tracks, showcased impressive pace between the Nuremberg walls on this […]
Having jetted across the globe after his China GT outing in Shanghai, Joel Eriksson is back in Europe and ready to resume life in his regular habitat as he heads to the streets of Nuremberg for round four of the DTM campaign this weekend. As the only city-centre track on the calendar, Nuremberg’s Norisring circuit […]
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. 5 – Assen
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.