Alfa Romeo reserve driver Robert Kubica will race in this year’s European Le Mans Series in the LMP2 class with Team WRT.
The Belgian outfit founded in 2010 has been a successful contender in the past in the Blanpain, DTM and various GT series, its efforts often supported by Audi.
But the 2021 season will mark the beginning of a new chapter for Team WRT as it moves into the world of endurance sportscar racing while it remains committed to GT3.
“I am very happy to join Team WRT for what is a new chapter in my career and a new challenge also for the team,” commented Kubica who recently competed in the Rolex 24 at Daytona with the High Class LMP2 squad.
“We will discover together many new things, in a series with a very strong and competitive field, made of talented contenders.
“It will be my first full season in endurance racing, sharing the car with teammates, something I discovered a few days ago at Daytona, and I look forward to start working with the team, at the factory and on the track.
“The whole project is tremendously motivating and I want to warmly thank Vincent, who pushed very hard to make this happen.”
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Kubica’s teammates have yet to be announced but team boss and WRT co-founder Vincent Vosse said that working with the 2008 Canadian GP winner is a “dream come true”.
“To say that we are happy to welcome Robert in the WRT family is an understatement,” said Vosse.
“We all, and especially me personally, have a deep admiration for Robert as a driver and as a person. He is a true racer, a man driven by an unstoppable passion.
“We have been talking with him in the past, and having now the possibility to work with him is another dream come true.
“We look forward to announce soon the rest of the line-up, as we are currently assessing the other drivers.”
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