R-Motorsport reveal their latest GT World Challenge Europe signing

Friday, December 20, 2019

A surprisingly understated announcement from Swiss based R-Motorsport today revealed their latest GT signing for the forthcoming 2020 GT World Challenge Europe Endurance and Sprint Series aboard one of their Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT3's.

Highly experienced in GT racing across the world in some of the most competitive racing arenas, twenty six year old former BMW factory driver Tom Blomqvist becomes the fastest signatory to Florian Kamelger and Andreas Bainzigers GT ambitions for next season.

The signing comes off the back of the teams first signing, Luca Ghiotto who was confirmed just prior to the final round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge event in Kyalami in mid November.

Son of Swedish rally driver Stig Blomqvist, Tom has progressed up the racing ladder the 'traditional' route having started in lower end single seater formulae before progressing up to mainstream European series including European F3 and DTM up until 2015 after which he split his time between BMW GT3/GTE (GTLM) racing in Europe and the USA together with a short spell in Formula E.

"I can't wait to start working with the team and take a seat at the wheel of the Aston Martin Vantage for the first time" was Blomqvist comment made via the team's media post. Team boss Kamelger added that Blomqvist "embodies experience and youth at the same time, which makes him a valuable new addition to our team and we look forward to a successful future together."

It is not yet clear if the knowledge and experience of Blomqvist will be partnered within the same car as the enthusiasm of former F2 racer Ghiotto but at least there isn't too much time to wait as the opening round of the Endurance Series starts in Monza in mid April with the opening round of the Sprint Series at Brands Hatch just two weeks later.

Photo credits - R-Motorsport/Social Media

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