Blomqvist in buoyant mood ahead of Nurburgring challenge

PUBLISHED: 11:51 14 September 2012

Tom Blomqvist

Tom Blomqvist

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RACING star Tom Blomqvist is gearing up for this weekend's German F3 Championship meeting at the famous Nurburgring circuit.

It will be the final time the 18-year-old jumps into his Eurointernational car this season before he returns to the F3 EuroSeries for the last two rounds of the year.

Blomqvist has just returned from what he said was a successful test with his EuroSeries ma-con Motorsport team at the Eurospeedway Lausitz on Tuesday and was full of praise for the progress his team is making.

“I’m confident that we made some positive improvements to the car so I’m looking forward to seeing whether this corresponds to some performance gains next time out in Valencia,” the Saffron Walden racer said.

“The team have made huge gains throughout the season and it was evident at the test. Each race we have slowly but surely closed the gap to the top teams and I’m confident we will continue to do so.”

Looking ahead to his final three races in the German F3 Championship, Blomqvist was in bullish mood when reflecting on his chances of a strong showing in Germany.

“This weekend I will be aiming to continue the form I showed at the Red Bull Ring back in early August where I won both the feature races,” he said.

“Although I have never raced on the full Nurburgring circuit before, I was there only a few weeks back with the EuroSeries racing on the sprint track, so part of the circuit is fresh in my mind.

“I also enjoy the challenge of learning a new circuit and I’ve shown in the past that this doesn’t bode any problems so there’s no reason why, in my opinion, I can’t compete for more race wins and I’m looking forward to getting out on track,” Blomqvist added.

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