MB Partners are thrilled to announce that leading British racing driver Tom Blomqvist will join CUPRA EKS in the 2022 FIA eTouring Car World Cup (ETCR).
Joining CUPRA EKS, Tom will race the manufacturer’s 680bhp all-electric CUPRA e-Racer in the pioneering seven-round championship alongside Mattias Ekström, Jordi Gené and Adrien Tambay.
Beginning under the guise of Pure ETCR in 2021, the championship boasts a new, sustainable way of racing and features the most powerful touring cars ever produced in a thrilling rallycross-style series of races.
The CUPRA e-Racer boasts a top speed of 272km/h, delivers up to 500kW of power, peak torque of 960Nm and reaches 12,000 RPM.
Visiting a range of locations, the championship starts in Pau before visiting Istanbul Park, Hungaroring, Jarama, Vallelunga and Inje Speedium in Korea.
Commenting on the news, Tom can’t wait to get behind the wheel and drive a new, accessible and sustainable way of motor racing.
“I’m very motivated,” Tom said. “I believe this is going to be a massive experience for me, as the FIA ETCR championship is a step forward in electric racing. I’m proud to have joined CUPRA EKS for this adventure. We are really determined, and the goal is to win.”
Mark Blundell, CEO of MB Partners added:
“I’m delighted to see Tom stepping into the FIA eTouring World Cup. It’ll be very exciting to see how Tom and CUPRA EKS fare, a manufacturer at the forefront of this pioneering series. As motorsport continues its push for a greener future, it’s great to see teams and championships push the boundaries of technology in new and exciting ways.”
Xavi Serra, CUPRA Racing Head of Technical Development, concluded:
“We are very pleased to announce our exciting CUPRA EKS driver line-up for this year’s FIA ETCR eTouring Car World Cup. To bring drivers of the calibre of Tom into the all-electric series for the first time is something very special.”