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Joey Hand
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of USA American
Date of Birth 10/02/1979
Date of Death Unknown
Début Hockenheim 2012
Championships Unknown
2014 Position 20th (8pts)
Wins 0
First Win Unknown
Previous Teams BMW Team RMG
BMW Team RBM
DTM Career
Total Entries 30 (30 Starts)
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Total Points

46

Current Season
Team Unknown
Car Unknown
Number Standings Points
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Joey Hand is an American racing driver, who competed in the DTM between 2012 and 2014 for BMW.[1] A long standing member of the BMW family, Hand's three seasons in the DTM achieve a best Championship result of twelfth in 2013.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Hand's career started in karting, before the American grabbed a chance in the 1998 Mazda Pro Series, taking that title in 1999.[1] After winning the Team USA Scholarship in 2000, Hand took third in the 2001 Toyota Atlantic Championship, winning the Gilles Villeneuve Award in 2002.[1] He completed a third year in Toyotas, finishing seventh in 2003, before moving to the Grand AM Series.

Two seasons in the Grand AM Series earned Hand a place in endurance racing, as he entered the American Le Mans Series in 2006 in GT2.[1] He would stay in the ALMS beyond its evolution into the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014, alongside his DTM commitments, ultimately choosing the former over the latter when asked at the end of the 2014 DTM season.[1]

DTM HistoryEdit

Hand was announced as a member of BMW's new DTM outfit in the winter before their debut season of 2012.[2] Hand took until his fourth race to score a point in his BMW M3 DTM, taking ninth at the Red Bull Ring.[3] His non-scoring run then resumed until the final race of the season, where Hand finished his rookie year with eight points, and twentieth in the final standings.[3]

A stronger start to the 2013 season saw Hand obtain his highest race finish (fifth) at Brands Hatch, as he became a semi-regular point scorer.[3] But, fifth would be as good as it got for Hand, as he finished the season in twelfth overall with 32 points.[3] 2014 saw Hand match his 2012 record almost race to race, although he was forced out of the door by BMW at the end of the season, replaced by rising star Tom Blomqvist.[3]

Full DTM RecordEdit

Below is a table showing Joey Hand's full DTM record.

DTM Championship Record
Year Rounds Pts. Pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2012 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Spain Flag of Germany 6 20th
13th 14th 13th 9th 14th 9th 18th 14th 11th 15th 8th
2013 Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 32 12th
7th 5th Ret 15th 8th 7th Ret 16th 7th 20th
2014 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 8 20th
10th 15th 15th 7th 17th 12th 14th 11th 10th 15th
Results Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Second DSQ Disqualified
3rd Third DNS Did Not Start
7th Points Scorer NC Not Classified
Italics Qualifying Race C Race Cancelled
16th Non-points finish Non-Championship Race

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 'Joey Hand', dtm.com, (DTM, 2014), http://www.ww.dtm.com/en/Drivers/Joey-Hand.html, (Accessed 17/05/2015)
  2. 'ALMS Champion Joey Hand switches to BMW’s DTM project', dtm.com, (ITR e.V., 15/12/2011), http://www.ww.dtm.com/en/News/ALMS-Champion-Joey-Hand-switches-to-BMWs-DTM-project.html, (Accessed 17/05/2015)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 'Joey Hand', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 13/05/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Hand, (Accessed 17/05/2015)

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