Blomqvist to make Le Mans debut with HubAuto Corsa

Former factory BMW driver Tom Blomqvist will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut next month with the HubAuto Corsa team in the GTE Am class.

Blomqvist will be joined by HubAuto Corsa regular Marcos Gomes and team owner Morris Chen at the wheel of a Ferrari 488 GTE, effectively replacing Supercars enduro driver Tim Slade in the team’s line-up.

The 26-year-old has been competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the last two years, but announced his split with BMW at the end of the 2019 season.

He had been due to take part in SRO’s GT World Challenge Europe series this year with the R-Motorsport Aston Martin team, but the Swiss outfit has put all its racing activities on hold until 2021.

Blomqvist was recently named as Jaguar’s reserve driver in Formula E and is expected to replace James Calado in the team’s line-up for at least two of the final six races in Berlin.

HubAuto Corsa received an invite for this year’s rescheduled Le Mans race after winning the GT class title in the 2019/20 Asian Le Mans Series, with Gomes as one of the drivers behind the wheel of its Ferrari.

“I am very confident and delighted with our lineup with two highly experienced drivers,” said Chen.

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