Blomqvist all set for big test
PUBLISHED: 13:19 17 November 2010
SAFFRON WALDEN'S rising motorsport superstar Tom Blomqvist has secured funding from one of Sweden's leading IT management companies, HiQ.
Blomqvist, 16, will now be able to have a one-off Formula BMW drive at the legendary Macau street circuit.
The event which will run alongside the ‘blue-ribbon’ Macau Grand Prix on November 18-21 and will allow Tom to gain valuable track time on 6.2km circuit ahead of entry into the prestigious Formula 3 race in years to come.
“HiQ have been one of my key sponsors since 2008 and I cannot thank them enough for providing me with this opportunity,” said Blomqvist.
“Obviously I will be looking to do them proud by securing a strong result, but the main objective is to get as much track time as possible. It is really important to get some laps under my belt and learn the circuit before coming back to compete in F3.”
2010 has already been an incredibly successful season for Tom, who earlier this term became the youngest ever winner of the highly regarded Formula Renault UK Championship.
His on-track success has also seen him shortlisted for the coveted McLaren Autosport BRDC award, for which the winner receives an official test drive in a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 car as part of the prize.