Follow the Bäckman sibling’s journey to the racing top

The 2019-2021 season of international racing in TCR Europe, TCR Germany, STCC and FIA WTCR led to several podium spots for Andreas and Jessica Bäckman. Now they are fully investing in bringing home the title in 2022. Are you interested in becoming a part of their journey towards the goal? Read more about the Bäckman siblings exciting journey to the top of the TCR!

“– We have great expectations at our own performance. We will do everything we can to reach the top!”

The Bäckman siblings aim to bring home the title in 2022

Young karting drivers meets the world elite
Andreas and Jessica Bäckman grew up in the largest military city of Sweden, Boden, and they come from a family with great interest in motorsport. Their uncle used to drive rallycross and is currently driving rally, while their dad always has been fixing cars. Although, their mom is the reason for them starting their racing career, as she registered them to a karting school, which she had read about in the newspaper. In 2006 both Andreas and Jessica started to compete first locally, then nationally and eventually internationally. After ten years of driving on karting tracks in Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, UK, Portugal, Las Vegas and New Orleans, they decided to take the next step in their racing careers in 2017. 

Taking the step to rallycross for new experiences
Andreas and Jessica began to drive rallycross, which also included gravel in addition to asphalt. It also brought bigger cars which required a different driving technique. This meant new challenges for the siblings but also gave them a lot of new experiences of car control and shorter races, where you are forced to be alert already from the start. 

From rallycross and karting towards Europe´s racing elite 
In 2018, Andreas and Jessica took the step up to Racing and started to compete in Touring Cars. During the season they competed in STCC, Scandinavian Touring Car Championship, and also in the British counterpart TCR UK. Additionally, they also did an appearance in the European series TCR Europe. There, they could lean safely against their experiences of both karting and rallycross.

International podium spots brought a desire for more
When Hyundai Motorsport GmbH launched their major junior project in 2019: Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Junior Driver (an initiative that promotes selected, promising racing stars), Andreas and Jessica were elected. This includes coaching, developing training and professional media management, and the support was definitely a factor in the siblings' success during the years. Andreas, for example, has two victories in the TCR Europe event in Barcelona and took two consecutive pole-positions during the season, while Jessica took podium spots in four different championships (TCR Europe, TCR Germany, STCC and TCR Scandinavia) during the years. In 2021 the siblings competed in the World Cup och TCR - FIA WTCR. The good results have definitely provided a desire for more and the siblings are now fully investing in bringing home the title in STCC and TCR Germany 2022 – and reaching their future goal of competing in the World Cup, the WTCR series again 2023.

Jessica Bäckman

2022: 4 wins, 1 Pole Position & 2 Fastest Laps

Championship: ADAC TCR Germany

2021: 2nd in STCC 

Event: Anderstorp

2021: First female driver to take World Cup points

Championship: FIA World Touring Car Cup

2019: 3rd in TCR Europe

Event: Hockenheim - First woman through all times

2019: 3rd in STCC

Event: Anderstorp

2019: 2nd TCR Germany

Event: Hockenheim

2018: 2nd in TCR UK

Event: Brands Hatch

2018: 4th in TCR UK Championship

2017: Swedish Karting Champion

2016: Swedish Karting Champion

2012: Swedish Karting Champion

Andreas Bäckman

2022: Pole-Position, Laprecord & Podium in STCC

Event: Skellefteå

2022: 3rd in the TCR- & TCE class in Hankook 12h Hockenheimring

Event: Hockenheimring 24H Series

2021: Pole-Position & Laprecord in STCC 

Event: Mantorp

2020: 1st in TCR Europe 

Event: Barcelona

2019: 4th in the TCR Europe Championship

2019: Race-winner TCR Europe

Event: Barcelona

2018: Race-winner in TCR UK

Event: Croft

2018: 3rd in the TCR UK Championship

2015: Vice-World Karting Champion

2014: 3rd in the European Karting Championship

2013: Swedish Karting Champion

Teams

In 2022, the Bäckman siblings are for the first time racing in two different teams in two different championships. Jessica competes for a German team called ROJA Motorsport in ADAC TCR Germany. While Andreas competes for a Swedish team called Lestrup Racing Team in STCC - Scandinavian Touring Car Championship.

Jessica is competing with a new car, a Hyundai Veloster N TCR and also for a new team called ROJA Motorsport in 2022. ROJA Motorsport was founded by the racing driver Robin Jahr and therefore the name ROJA Motorsport. The team is currently in its second year as a motorsport team and is already competing for the top places in ADAC TCR Germany's Team and Driver Championship 2022.
Read more about ROJA Motorsport

Andreas also competes for a brand new car and team, an Audi RS3 LMS TCR car for Lestrup Racing Team in 2022, which is one of Sweden's youngest racing teams. The team was founded in 2013 by competition driver Fredrik Lestrup and entrepreneur Totte Malmqvist and is currently based in Stockholm. During their short time in motorsport, the team has already managed to win and take a lot of podiums and wins in STCC, GT4 Scandinavia and Endurance races. 
Read more on Lestrup Racing Team

Be a part of their journey

Andreas and Jessica Bäckman has an international breakthrough power, but also a local and national presence. With their down-to-earth way of being combined with an undoubtable will to succeed, they can offer you a unique collaboration in Sweden as well as in Germany.

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