Unlike his father Stig, who won the World Rally Championship in 1984, Tom has found his calling in the world of circuit racing. The newcomer in the BMW Motorsport squad repeatedly caught the eye in his first season in the DTM. The highlight of his season came in the form of his maiden DTM victory in Oschersleben.
This formed the basis for the continuation of a run of success. Come the end of the year, Tom Blomqvist was named “Rookie of the Year”, ensuring this title remained in BMW Motorsport hands in the manufacturer’s fourth year since returning to the DTM. He continued his positive development in 2016. Blomqvist finished on the podium on four occasions in his second DTM season in the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM and ended the year in sixth place in the Drivers‘ Championship, making him the second-best placed BMW driver.
Tom Blomqvist naturally caught the motorsport bug from his father, who was still actively involved in motor racing until he was almost 60 years old. Blomqvist junior, who emigrated to New Zealand with his family at the age of six, soon switched from racing on loose surfaces to the kart track. Blomqvist, who swapped his Swedish racing licence for a British one in 2010, won his first races back in Europe – and this although he was living alone in England, far away from his father in Sweden and the rest of his family in New Zealand. Even a fractured lumbar vertebra in 2011 could not prevent him from making his way into the DTM on the back of finishing runner-up in the 2014 Formula 3 European Championship.