Jessica Bäckman inks TCR Germany deal

Jessica Bäckman has confirmed that she will make a return to the TCR Germany series for the 2022 season.

Having run a part campaign in the World Touring Car Cup last season, the 24-year-old has now agreed a deal that will see her take in a full programme in the German series with the ROJA Motorsport team.

Bäckman previously contested selected events in the series in both 2019 and 2020.

“It will be fun to compete in TCR Germany again,” she said. “I like both the race format and the German circuits.

“Last time I drove in TCR Germany I was 2nd at Hockenheimring and close to my first win. My goal for the 2022 season is to fight for the top places in the championship and take my first win in TCR.”

ROJA Motorsport team manager Andreas Klinge said he was delighted to welcome Bäckman into the line-up as the Hyundai team expands to run three cars in 2022.

“We are very proud to welcome Jessica to our team for the ADAC TCR Germany 2022 season,” he said. “I know and have followed Jessica´s career for quite a while and she already did a guest start in 2019 for my former team Engstler Motorsport in ADAC TCR Germany at Most.

“I am totally convinced of her both very strong driving skills and her fighting spirit and I am sure that Jessica will achieve stunning results in her first full season entry in ADAC TCR Germany series.”

Brother Andreas Bäckman has already confirmed a drive with Lestrup Racing in STCC for 2022.