Tom Blomqvist ends Zanvoort DTM weekend with top 10 finish

Kiwi Tom Blomqvist recorded a 10th-place finish in the second DTM race at Zandvoort in the Netherlands, which shared the roster with the FIA Formula 3 European Championship that Nick Cassidy competes in.


Starting the race from 11th, Blomqvist progressed to 10th by the time the pit cycle began to unfold. One of the first cars to make their stop, Blomqvist appeared to lose several positions. However he soon recovered to rejoin the top 10 fight. 


Blomqvist was later involved in one of the moments of the race; he and Toyota Racing Series graduate Lucas Auer making contact while dicing for 10th. Auer gained supremacy, though he did incur a caution from the category for his role in the contact. Blomqvist meanwhile took 10th at the chequered flag after passing the fading challenge of Martin Tomczyk. 


Audi's Jamie Green won the race from pole position to take his first DTM race win of 2016, beating home Gary Paffett and Eduardo Mortara. Marco Wittman and Nico Muller rounded out the top five.


The DTM series now takes a five-week summer break, before rekindling at Moscow Raceway in Russia on August 19–21.


Photo: BMW Motorsport



1. Jamie Green

2. Gary Paffett

3. Eduardo Mortara

4. Marco Wittman

5. Nico Muller

6. Timo Glock

7. Mattias Ekstrom

8. Paul di Resta

9. Lucas Auer

10. Tom Blomqvist