Saffron Walden racer prepares for final Asian Le Man Series outing

PUBLISHED: 10:35 19 January 2017 | UPDATED: 10:36 19 January 2017

Tom Blomqvist (left) with Team FIST in Malaysia

Tom Blomqvist (left) with Team FIST in Malaysia


Tom Blomqvist will complete his Asian Le Mans Series exploits this weekend when he travels to Malaysia for the final race of the 2016/17 season.

After experiencing a turbulent first half to their season, Team FIST-AAI recovered in style 12 days ago when they secured fourth place in Buriram, Thailand, after a positive weekend on the track.

Saffron Walden’s Blomqvist will be debuting at another new circuit, the Sepang International Circuit, a 3.45-mile track that has been an annual fixture on the Formula One calendar since 1999 and the Moto GP scene since 1991.

Blomqvist is looking forward to the challenge and hoping for a successful conclusion to his Asian Le Mans Series experience.

“I’m really looking forward to this weekend in Malaysia. Sepang looks like an awesome track and I can’t wait to get out there,” Blomqvist said.

“Hopefully the track should be suited to our package - weather dependent though as it could rain at any moment there.

“It would be great to end my experience in the Asian Le Mans Series and with Team FIST-AAI on a high note.”

In the GT class, Blomqvist is currently sat tied 10th in the driver standings and Team FIST-AAI are eighth in the team standings.

Free practice starts at 8:15am (local time) on Saturday, with the four-hour season finale on Sunday beginning at 12:15pm.

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