BMW Motorsport has revealed that Tom Blomqvist will take its eighth and final driver position for the upcoming 2015 season in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters.
The Bavarian giant has already confirmed the same line-up as last season bar the dropping of American driver, Joey Hand.
Cambridge born Blomqvist got his first taste of the M4 DTM back in December when, alongside seven other hopefuls, he took part in post season testing in Spain at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit.
Son of rally racing legend Stig Blomqvist, Tom was placed second in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship last year and has significant experience in single seats – all by the tender age of 21.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director, was delighted to welcome Blomqvist to the team, “We are delighted to welcome another very promising youngster into our ranks, in the form of Tom Blomqvist. Tom was extremely impressive at the test in Jerez, and comes to us with a wealth of experience from Formula 3. I am confident he has everything he needs to find his feet quickly in the DTM”.
Adding, “With his likeable personality he is definitely a great asset to our line-up. We have done well with our choice of rookies so far. We will support Tom to the best of our ability to be successful from the word go in 2015”.
Tom Blomqvist is just as happy at the opportunity of becoming a BMW works driver, “I cannot put into words just how delighted I am to have been signed up by BMW Motorsport.”
Adding, “After the test in Spain, I was able to envisage just how it would feel to be a BMW works driver and regularly push myself to the limit in the BMW M4 DTM. I’m really proud to be a member of the BMW Motorsport family now.”
This announcement means BMW has now completed its 2015 DTM drive line-up – current champion Marco Wittmann is partnered by Augusto Farfus, Bruno Spengler, Maxime Martin, Antonio Felix Da Costa, Timo Glock, Martin Tomczyk and Tom Blomqvist.