Tom Blomqvist Hungary for more points in penultimate round of DTM season

PUBLISHED: 16:09 21 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:09 21 September 2016

Tom Blomqvist.

Tom Blomqvist.


Tom Blomqvist wants to repeat his Formula Three heroics at the Hungaroring and deliver more success in the penultimate round of the DTM season in Budapest at the weekend.

The Saffron Walden racer, who will make his DTM debut in Hungary, is looking to maintain the good form which has seen him deliver back-to-back podium finishes at the Moscow Raceway and the Nürburgring in his last two races.

His recent good results have seen him rise to sixth in the drivers’ championship and a positive weekend in Hungary this time out could allow him to overhaul fifth-placed Paul Di Resta.

Blomqvist said: “I may not have driven in the DTM at the Hungaroring, but I know the circuit very well and won there in 2014 in Formula Three.

“I like the Hungaroring. In fact, it is one of my favourite tracks.

“Therefore, I am already really looking forward to racing there with the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM.

“We obviously hope we can continue the good trend we have shown in recent races.”

The DTM roll into the Hungarian capital for the third time – having first visited back in 1988 – for the 15th and 16th rounds of the 2016 season.

With the season’s climax looming ever closer, Budapest promises plenty of excitement in all three competitions.

Race 15 of the season gets underway at 13:58 (UTC) on Saturday, with the second race of the weekend getting underway on Sunday at 14:13.

The season ends at Germany’s Hockenheimring on the weekend of October 14-16.

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