Formula E
14 Feb
-
15 Feb
Event finished
R
Marrakesh E-prix
27 Feb
-
29 Feb
Next event in
9 days
Formula 1 MotoGP
05 Mar
-
08 Mar
FP1 in
17 days
R
Thailand GP
19 Mar
-
22 Mar
Next event in
30 days
NASCAR Cup
08 Feb
-
16 Feb
Monday Race in
05 Hours
:
25 Minutes
:
10 Seconds
R
Las Vegas
21 Feb
-
23 Feb
First Practice in
4 days
IndyCar
13 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
24 days
R
Birmingham
03 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
45 days
WEC
22 Feb
-
23 Feb
FP1 in
4 days
18 Mar
-
20 Mar
Next event in
29 days
Supercars
R
Adelaide
20 Feb
-
23 Feb
Practice 1 in
2 days
R
Albert Park
12 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
23 days

Blomqvist to miss Rolex 24 due to visa issues

shares
comments
Blomqvist to miss Rolex 24 due to visa issues
By:
Jan 20, 2019, 1:14 PM

BMW works driver Tom Blomqvist has been forced to withdraw from next weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona owing to delays securing a visa.

Blomqvist was set to share the #25 BMW M8 GTE with Connor de Phillippi, Philipp Eng and Colton Herta for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship curtain-raiser, having been named as a fulltime driver for the car last year.

The Briton's place will be taken by Augusto Farfus, who will make his fifth Rolex 24 start with BMW.

A BMW statement said Blomqvist, who took part in the Roar Before the 24 test earlier this month, is expected to rejoin its IMSA line-up from the following round in Sebring onwards.

“I’m very disappointed that I am unable to race at Daytona,” said Blomqvist. “I will be back home with my fingers crossed for the whole team and looking forward to returning at Sebring.”

Farfus, who is part of BMW's FIA World Endurance Championship lineup, added: “I love the Rolex 24 at Daytona. I know the team, the car and the circuit very well and am ready for this challenge.”

Jesse Krohn and John Edwards are sharing the sister #24 M8 GTE, and are joined for the Rolex 24 by Aussie Supercars star Chaz Mostert and two-time CART champion Alex Zanardi.

Read Also:

#24 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE, GTLM: Jesse Krohn, John Edwards, Mozzie Mostert, Alex Zanardi

#24 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE, GTLM: Jesse Krohn, John Edwards, Mozzie Mostert, Alex Zanardi

Photo by: Richard Dole / LAT Images

Next article
Starworks Audi R8 to run in classic 90 quattro retro livery

Previous article

Starworks Audi R8 to run in classic 90 quattro retro livery

Next article

Alonso: Rolex 24 atmosphere "unthinkable" in F1

Alonso: Rolex 24 atmosphere "unthinkable" in F1
Load comments

About this article

Series IMSA
Event Daytona 24
Drivers Augusto Farfus , Tom Blomqvist
Teams Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Author Jamie Klein