If the name Blomqvist sounds familiar, it’s probably because of Stig Blomqvist, a former Swedish World Rally Champion who also inspired the birth of the famous character we’ve all grown to love from Top Gear. However, the man has long retired but his name is still found on race tracks around the world thanks to his son, Tom Blomqvist who is now a BMW DTM driver at just 22 years of age.
Tom joined BMW last year and out of the 18 races of last season he finished only 12, in the remaining six the youngster either being forced to retire or disqualified in one instance. However, this year, the Brit managed to actually climb on the podium a few times, showing great progress from the disappointing first year he had in 2015.
Now Tom was asked by the BMW DTM officials to record a 360° video tour of the famous Hungaroring to show the world how to negotiate corners on the Hungarian track. Said and done, the young pilot jumped behind the wheel of a BMW M2 Coupe and did exactly that. Going through every corner, the 22-year old tells you exactly where to brake, how hard to do it and how to approach the entire track, for a perfect lap.
The BMW DTM teams will be competing on the Hungarian track this weekend, trying to win valuable points for their teams. At the moment, Marco Wittmann is leading the Drivers’ Championship with Tom Blomqvist being the second best positioned BMW driver in the rankings, on the number 6 spot. BMW is also leading in the manufacturers’ championship with 521 points while BMW Team RMG is leading in the Team standings.