BMW promotes Eng, Eriksson to 2018 DTM seats

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BMW promotes Eng, Eriksson to 2018 DTM seats
Jamie Klein
By: Jamie Klein
Dec 15, 2017, 9:16 PM

BMW has revealed a revised driver line-up for the 2018 DTM season, with rookies Philipp Eng and Joel Eriksson joining in place of Maxime Martin and Tom Blomqvist.

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Joel Eriksson, BMW M4 DTM
Philipp Eng, BMW
Tom Blomqvist, BMW Team RBM, BMW M4 DTM

Eng, 27, and Eriksson, 19, step up from the ranks of the BMW junior squad, having both impressed the German manufacturer during October's young driver test at the Lausitzring.

Eriksson was tipped for a move to DTM after a strong season in European Formula 3 that yielded runner-up in the points behind Lando Norris, while Eng switches to the tin-top series after two years on BMW's GT3 roster.

The pair replace Martin, who has decided to part ways with BMW after four seasons in the DTM, and Blomqvist, who will remain linked to the marque via its Formula E and GTE programmes.

Eng and Eriksson both join Team RBM along with Bruno Spengler, while Team RMG will continue to field Marco Wittmann, Timo Glock and Augusto Farfus.

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Series DTM
Drivers Philipp Eng , Joel Eriksson
Teams BMW Team RMG Shop Now , BMW Team RBM Shop Now
Author Jamie Klein
Article type Breaking news