Pataskala, Ohio (17 November 2021) – Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) will feature an all-new driver lineup for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, with Tom Blomqvist joining Oliver Jarvis in the No. 60 Acura ARX-05 DPi.
Blomqvist, who most recently finished second in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in the LMP2 class will be taking on the MSR Acura DPi for the first time next season.
Starting his racing career in open-wheel competition, Blomqvist made the move to sports cars in 2015 competing in DTM and scored his maiden victory at Oschersleben that same year. The UK born racer made his FIA WEC LMP2 debut in 2016 for the 24 hours of Shanghai which saw Blomqvist finish second. Blomqvist went on to score a win at the 24 Hours of Spa in 2018.
Competing in several European sports car series – Blancpain GT Endurance Cup, Asian Le Mans Series, FIA GT World Cup, Intercontinental GT Challenge – Blomqvist landed in Formula E in 2017. Blomqvist made his IMSA debut in the 2018 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen and continued with a full-time IMSA season in 2019 competing in the GTLM class.
Just this past year Blomqvist has raced to eight podium finishes – including a second place LMP2 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – as well as scoring two pole positions and two victories between his entries in the Asian Le Mans Series and WEC.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining Meyer Shank Racing for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship,” said Blomqvist. “MSR has proven itself as one of the top race teams in the US, and in the Acura DPi I’m fully confident that we have a fantastic foundation for success next year.
“I have previous experience of racing in the States from 2019, and in prototypes from this year in the WEC, so I’m hoping to utilize that experience so we can hit the ground running next year!”
Meyer Shank Racing will debut it’s full-season lineup of Jarvis and Blomqvist starting with the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona in January.
Meyer Shank Racing will be hosting a media zoom on Friday 11/19 at 11:00am ET with Jarvis, Blomqvist and Mike Shank. Join the zoom here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86800582916pwd=R21SbWNVWXdncGp1dzg3SzdMK1gyQT09