Jimmy Eriksson joins Brink Motorsport line-up
Jimmy Eriksson, who held the role of STCC driver advisor last season, will be part of the grid for the first year of the electric era after inking a deal to join Brink Motorsport.
The 32-year-old is the second driver to be confirmed by the Tesla team for the 2023 season alongside Hugo Nerman as he prepares to race on home soil for the first time since contesting selected round of the Formula Renault Sweden series in 2009.
Since then, Eriksson has gone on to compete globally, winning the German F3 series and finishing third in the Blancpain Endurance Series, whilst also taking in seasons in GP3 and GP2.
“It will be great fun to come home and compete on home soil in Sweden again after so many years of racing abroad,” he said.
“It feels like the right time to enter the STCC now that the championship is entering a new and exciting era with electric and more powerful cars than ever.
“It is difficult to talk about exact expectations with a completely blank piece of paper that the new STCC has, but at the same time, I never drive for anything other than to challenge for the absolute top.”
Team manager Ted Brink welcomed the addition of the experienced racer to the line-up for 2023.
“In Jimmy, we see a clear title candidate,” he said. “With his long experience of rear-wheel drive cars from international racing, we see a victorious season ahead.
“He hasn’t driven on the Swedish tracks for a long time, but with help from our other drivers, we think he’ll be there right from the start.”
The third and final driver in the line-up will be revealed ‘soon’.