Tom Blomqvist has signed a multi-year agreement with Meyer Shank Racing as the reigning IMSA Champion gets set to embark on his first NTT INDYCAR SERIES campaign in 2024.
Tom Blomqvist, who won the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as well as the 2022 and 2023 Rolex 24 At Daytona with Meyer Shank Racing, has been signed to a multi-year agreement with the team in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.
The move from IMSA to INDYCAR marks a return to open-wheel competition for Blomqvist, who first forged his name in European competition with outstanding campaigns in Formula Renault and the highly competitive Formula 3 championships - finishing as vice-champion in the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. His career then saw him move to DTM ahead of making his Formula E debut in 2017. Most recently, Blomqvist’s accolades include an LMP2 second-place finish in the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans on his way to taking a runner-up result in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship.
In addition to Blomqvist’s role with MSR in major wins at IMSA’s 24 Hours At Daytona and Motul Petit Le Mans, he has also been an integral part in the team’s development of the all-new Acura LMDh Prototype hybrid in 2023. The British racer ran an astounding single-lap effort to deliver Acura the first-ever IMSA GTP class pole at Daytona, and added to the tally of success with a victory alongside Colin Braun last month at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Blomqvist made his INDYCAR debut filling in for the recovering Simon Pagenaud in Toronto, but his race unfortunately came to an early end after he was taken out in a first turn, first lap accident that put him out of the race.
“Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to Mike and Jim and all the partners - AutoNation, SiriusXM, Arctic Wolf, Clopay and Cleveland-Cliffs - for believing in me and giving me this opportunity,” said Blomqvist. “It’s been a good ride the last two years in IMSA, but I’ve been itching to make the step up to INDYCAR and this is an opportunity I’m eager and motivated to make the most of. INDYCAR is an incredibly competitive series and I’m under no illusions in how difficult this championship can be, but I am extremely motivated to make the most of this exciting new challenge.”- Tom Blomqvist
"This is a huge moment in Tom's career and one that he is extremely deserving of. It's a testament to Tom's efforts that MSR have chosen him to move him into their INDYCAR team on a multi-year deal starting in 2024. Tom has played a crucial role in the team's back-to-back victories at the Daytona 24 Hours and the IMSA championship title, and he has proven his worth as an integral part of the MSR team. Myself, and all of the team at MBP, are incredibly proud of Tom and can't wait to see him take on one of the biggest championships in the world. Since Tom and I started working on the move to IMSA and the United States, Mike Shank, Jim Meyer and all the MSR team have been fantastic to work with. We cannot wait to continue the journey with the MSR family into INDYCAR." - Mark Blundell, CEO of MB Partners
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