Jimmy will be paired with experienced GT racing ace Jeroen Bleekemolen in Zakspeed’s #21 Mercedes-AMG GT3 for the up-coming ADAC GT Masters season.
Jimmy announced his 2019 plans some two weeks ago, but the identity of his team-mate aboard the #21 Zakspeed was not disclosed at the time.
It was finally confirmed on Thursday, however, that Jeroen Bleekemolen will fill the slot. At 37, the Dutchman is one of the world’s top professional GT racers, having twice won the prestigious Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and clinched victories in endurance events including the famous Nürburgring 24 Hours and 12 Hours of Sebring.
Bleekemolen has contested a total of 660 races in his career, winning upwards of 120 of them.
“I’m super excited to be joined by Jeroen in the #21 car this season,” says Jimmy Eriksson. “He is fast, versatile and experienced – one of the quickest in these kinds of cars – and I really can’t wait to start working with him.”
Bleekemolen has most recently raced for AMG Mercedes in America.
CALENDAR – ADAC GT MASTERS 2019
26-28 April: Oschersleben (Germany)
17-19 May: Autodrom Most (Czech Republic)
7-9 June: Red Bull Ring (Austria)
9-11 August: Zandvoort (the Netherlands)
16-18 August: Nürburgring (Germany)
13-15 September: Hockenheim (Germany)
27-29 September: Sachsenring (Germany)