Motorsport

Blomqvist to make debut at Suzuka 10 Hours

22nd August 2018

Tom Blomqvist will make his debut at the Suzuka 10 Hours this weekend as he enters the Pro-AM category with SINGHA-Team AAI in the #91 BMW M6 GT3.

On the back of two consecutive podium finishes in the BMW M6 GT3, Tom Blomqvist will be behind the wheel once again this weekend for the Suzuka 10 Hours. The 47th running of the Suzuka 10 Hours will take place on the iconic Suzuka GP circuit, Japan. The legendary figure-of-eight circuit is a favourite with drivers across the world and features some of the most challenging corners in the world of motorsport, such as The Esses, the high-speed 130R and the famous Spoon Curve.

Now proving himself as one of the best endurance racers in the world, this weekend’s Suzuka 10 Hours comes on the back of victory in the Spa 24 Hours and, most recently, second place at the VLN 6 Hours at the Nurburgring. Impressive performances in IMSA and WEC have also added to Tom’s endurance running in 2018 and he hopes to add another milestone to his CV as he tackles the Suzuka 10 Hours for the first time.

“I’m really excited to be racing in Suzuka this weekend, it’s a track I’ve never driven on but one I have always wanted to. Having watched it feature in F1 for as long as I can remember, I can’t wait to finally have my turn to drive it.”

Tom joins the SINGHA-Team AAI this week with bronze drivers, Akira Iida and Piti Bhirombhakdi, in the #91 BMW M6 GT3 to complete their Pro-AM entry. Having competed with the team at the end of the 2016 season, Tom is looking forward to seeing the team again and hopes they can have a successful weekend.

“I’m happy to be back with the guys from AAI, having raced with them in the Asian Le Mans series at the end of 2016. It should be a fun race and it’s a big race, so the goal for us is to be on the podium in class.”

The weekend starts tomorrow with the first practice session of the weekend at 08:15 (BST). Saturday will see qualifying take place at 05:50, with the ten-hour race getting underway on Sunday morning at 02:00.