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Blomqvist Joins ESM for 6H Shanghai

BMW DTM ace Tom Blomqvist joins ESM for 6H Shanghai…

Photo: Jagonya Ayam

Photo: Jagonya Ayam

BMW DTM driver Tom Blomqvist will join Extreme Speed Motorsports for next month’s Six Hours of Shanghai, rejoining his former F3 teammates in the Jagonya Ayam-backed No. 30 Ligier JS P2 Nissan.

The 22-year-old Brit, son of rally legend Stig Blomqvist, is listed in the LMP2 contender alongside Sean Gelael and Antonio Giovanazzi, who were joined by Giedo Van Der Garde in last weekend’s FIA World Endurance Championship round at Fuji Speedway.

While having spent the last two seasons in DTM Blomqvist will make his WEC debut.

He made his sports car racing debut in last month’s Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup round at the Nürburgring, in a ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3.

Van der Garde is expected to be back in the car for the season finale in Bahrain.

The No. 30 car is coming off its season-best result of fourth at Fuji, following a strong early run by Giovanazzi, who was named as one of the three drivers to the WEC LMP1 Rookie Test in Bahrain.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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