Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson in action on the Nordschleife.

Another race series has been added to new BMW Motorsport Junior Erik Johansson’s training programme. The 22-year-old driver will be in action on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, driving a BMW M4 GT4 for the Sorg Rennsport team in the VLN Endurance Endurance Championship Nürburgring.

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To prepare for the season, Johansson and the team completed testing and set-up sessions for VLN this Saturday. As part of his first year of training, Johansson will also compete in the entire Italian GT Championship season, driving a BMW M6 GT3 for BMW Team Italia. The first test will take place at Monza on Monday. “It is great for me to be driving both in GT races in Italy, and with the BMW M4 GT4 for Sorg Rennsport in VLN,” said Johansson. “It's going to be an exciting season for me, with plenty of races. Last year, the BMW M4 GT4 already showed how fast it can go on the Nordschleife. I am looking forward to building on these successes and trying to claim another title for BMW M Motorsport.” A former customer racing driver, Johansson made the step up to the BMW Motorsport Junior programme after an intensive selection procedure.

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