Joel Eriksson is getting his 2020 racing programme in ADAC GT Masters underway this weekend at Lausitzring, the BMW works driver set to make his debut in Germany’s top-tier super sports car league with series returnees Schubert Motorsport.
Arriving from two seasons of DTM competition, 22-year-old Eriksson is set to share Schubert Motorsport’s 585-bhp #9 BMW M6 GT3 with Australia’s Aidan Read in the seven-round championship.
In a field regularly spanning 30+ cars from some of the world’s most prestigious automotive manufacturers, Eriksson will now go up against a host of established GT racing regulars – including his own older brother Jimmy (who races for the rivalling Zakspeed team).
“I think we’re all really keen to finally get this season going,” says Joel Eriksson. “It will be a special year for many reasons. We’ve waited a long time to get here and now we’re in for a busy few months. I feel well prepared, though. I actually did a guest start in the Swedish Karting Championships a few weeks back to get myself race sharp, and I think that helped quite a lot. I’m looking forward to working with Aidan and everyone else at the team to try and make this year a success.”
Opening proceedings at Lausitzring this weekend will be a brace of test and practice sessions on Friday. The first race of the season then takes place at 13.05 CEST on Saturday, with Race 2 following suit exactly 24 hours later.
All races are streamed live at adac.de/motorsport and YouTube.com/adac.
ADAC GT Masters – Round 1
Friday July 31
Test 1: 08.00-09.45
Test 2: 10.50-12.35
Free Practice 1: 14.15-15.15
Free Practice 2: 17.50-18.50
Saturday August 1
Qualifying 1: 09.00-09.30
Race 1: 13.05-14.05
Sunday August 2
Qualifying 2: 09.00-09.30
Race 2: 13.05-14.05