Esmee Hawkey set for DTM season-opener at Portimão

Esmee Hawkey will commence her 2022 DTM season this weekend with the championship's season-opening round at the Portuguese track of Portimão this weekend (29 April - 1 May).

Following on from her excellent debut campaign in 2021, Esmee will once again pilot GT3 machinery behind the wheel of her T3 Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo.


Portimão will host the opening round of the season and the 4,653-kilometre circuit is known as a modern undulating circuit with inclines of up to 12 percent and descents of over six percent as well as 15 corners full of variety.


The championship is gearing up for a record season: 29 race cars, more than ever before since the DTM’s comeback in 2000; six high-quality brands, a number last seen in the 1990s, and drivers from 15 nations, another record.


Looking ahead to this weekend's action, Esmee is excited to rejoin her T3 Motorsport team and is aware of the challenges ahead in the season-opener.


"It’s been a difficult off-season with zero testing but I’m so thankful to be back behind the wheel and thankful for all of the people who got me here. The grid is even more competitive this year which is fantastic to see and shows the strength of the championship. I'm under no illusion of how tough this weekend will be with no testing but I'll be working as hard as possible to get up to speed."


The season commences tomorrow with two practice sessions, followed by two days of racing action. Practice sessions can be watched online through the championship's YouTube channel, with qualifying and the races broadcast on BT Sport for UK viewers.

 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE


FRIDAY

Free Practice One: 11:10 - 11:55

Free Practice Two: 14:35 - 15:20


SATURDAY

Qualifying: 09:05 - 09:25

Race One: 12:30 - 13:30


SUNDAY

Qualifying: 09:05 - 09:25

Race One: 12:30 - 13:30