CUPRA EKS unveiled its driver line up for this year’s FIA ETCR eTouring Car World Cup – with Tom Blomqvist and Adrien Tambay joining current ETCR champion Mattias Ekström and Jordi Gené who finished fourth in the ETCR drivers’ standings last year.
Blomqvist, son of the 1984 World Rally champion Stig Blomqvist, became the youngest ever Formula Renault UK champion when he won the title in 2010 at the age of 16. Since then, the Swede has raced in Formula 3, DTM Formula E and endurance series, winning the 2018 24 Hours of Spa and the 2022 Daytona 24 Hours.
Tambay, son of former Formula 1 race winner Patrick Tambay, has raced in the Formula 3 Euroseries, Auto GP, GP3 and DTM.
Xavi Serra, CUPRA Racing Head of Technical Development commented: “To bring drivers of the calibre of Tom Blomqvist and Adrien Tambay into the all-electric series is something very special, and we are sure they will adapt well and score very good result – whilst in Mattias Ekström and Jordi Gené we have the experience, race winning skill and continuity that every team dreams of having.”
“Last year the team made history. This year, the challenge is to go for the FIA ETCR championship, and I am here to help achieving this objective. My passion for racing has no limits and sharing this passion with such a great team will inspire me to perform my best on the track,” said Tambay.
And Blomqvist echoed: “I’m very motivated. I believe this is going to be a massive experience for me, as the FIA ETCR championship is a step forward in electric racing. I’m proud to have joined CUPRA EKS for this adventure. We are really determined, and the goal is to win.”
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