Joel Eriksson stepped up preparations for his rookie DTM campaign during BMW Motorsport’s annual pre-season training camp in Italy this week. After finishing as runner-up in the 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship, Swede Eriksson joins the BMW works roster for an attack on Germany’s DTM championship this season. This week saw preparations intensify for the […]
Joel Eriksson progressed past the group stages of the Race Of Champions at his first attempt at motorsport’s annual best-of-the-best event, enjoying a weekend of much fun in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh along the way. As one of the youngest participants at the ROC, 19-year-old Eriksson was invited courtesy of his performances in […]
The draw for this weekend’s Race Of Champions was conducted on Tuesday, with Joel and Team Sweden set to go up against some of the most famous names in international motorsport in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) on Friday and Saturday. Riyadh’s King Fahad International Stadium played host to the draw – with Prince Abdulaziz Al Faisal, Vice Chairman […]
Joel Eriksson will contest the Race Of Champions, motorsport’s annual best-of-the-best extravaganza, for the first time when the 2018 event takes place in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) on February 2-3. Eriksson has been invited among a select group of international motorsport stars on the back of a successful 2017 season, in which he finished as runner-up in the FIA Formula […]
Born: 28 June, 1998
Lives: Tomelilla (SWE)
Club: Kristianstad Karting Club
Team: BMW Team RBM
Car: BMW M4 DTM
Engine: 4-litre V8, 500+ 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.
Race Of Champions – Riyadh
The DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) is Germany’s top racing series, and the leading touring car championship of the world. The 2018 season spans ten weekends of racing, with five rounds taking place in Germany and five 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 Mercedes-Benz. 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 500 bhp. All drivers are employed by the manufacturers directly, ensuring a high standard of competition throughout the field.