Tom Blomqvist adds to points tally in DTM season finale

PUBLISHED: 15:07 19 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:07 19 October 2016

Saffron Walden's Tom Blomqvist.

Saffron Walden's Tom Blomqvist.

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Tom Blomqvist concluded a successful 2016 DTM season with two point-scoring finishes at the series finale in Hockenheim.

Having secured seventh and ninth finishes in Germany, the Saffron Walden racer ends the season in sixth in the drivers’ championship.

Following the race weekend, Blomqvist said: “That was another good weekend overall to finish with.

“The key was our performance in qualifying. It meant we were at least able to do battle in the race even though the car may not have been outstanding.

“Sixth place in the overall standings is a good result for me. I was still a rookie in 2015. Now I’m hoping that I can take another step forward next year.”

A strong performance in Saturday’s qualifying saw Blomqvist lining up for the afternoon race on the second row in third place.

Unfortunately for the 22-year old, problems with the car meant that he could only bring it home in ninth place.

An equally impressive display in Sunday’s qualifying session meant Blomqvist started the final race of the season again in third position.

He could not hold on to a podium place though and eventually crossed the line in seventh place.

Throughout the season Blomqvist displayed excellent consistency as only he and Lucas Auer managed to cross the finishing line in every race of the 2016 calendar.

He is also the youngest driver in the top 10 of the season’s final standings.

All of which bodes well as Blomqvist seeks to continue this impressive progress in 2017.


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