Esmee Hawkey fired up for Assen

As the 2021 DTM championship enters its closing stages of the season, Esmee Hawkey heads to the TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands for the sixth round of the championship.

Demonstrating impressive race pace throughout the championship’s visit to Austria last time out, the 23-year-old climbed the order in both races to improve on her starting positions.


Arriving at Assen, Esmee looks forward to getting out on track and continuing that progress once again. Boasting the fastest corner on the DTM calendar, namely Ramshoek, the Assen circuit has been DTM’s Dutch home since 2019. At 4.555km in length, the track has also become a fan favourite - providing plenty of action and drama.


“I’m looking forward to getting out on track here at Assen,” Esmee said. “I’m excited to experience it in a GT3 car. I always enjoy coming to the Netherlands, it will be like my home race this weekend as my mother is Dutch and I'll have some of my Dutch family here supporting me too which will be fantastic. We held our own at the Red Bull Ring and fought through the field quite well. Assen is an equally fast track with some long straights and high-speed corners. I'm feeling motivated and ready for the weekend.”


Friday marks the start of the weekend’s on-track action with two Free Practice sessions at 12:15 local time (11:15 BST) and 15:15 (14:15). Qualifying at 10:15 (09:15) on Saturday morning will set the starting grid for the first race of the weekend, which follows later that afternoon at 13:30 (12:30). Sunday’s action begins at 10:00 (09:00) with the weekend’s second Qualifying session followed by the final race of the weekend at 13:30 (12:30).


Viewers in the United Kingdom can catch all of the action live throughout the weekend with Friday’s running streamed live on the DTM YouTube channel. On Saturday, viewers can tune to BT Sport ESPN to watch qualifying and the first race of the weekend. On Sunday, qualifying will be live on BT Sport ESPN with the race broadcast on BT Sport Extra 2.


Image courtesy of T3 Motorsport.