Robert Kubica confirmed for ELMS programme

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Alfa Romeo test driver Robert Kubica will contest the 2021 European Le Mans Series with WRT in the LMP2 prototype division.

WRT are gearing up for their first full season in the LMP2 class and have confirmed they will enter one ORECA-Gibson 07 alongside a single-car entry in the World Endurance Championship.

The team also have the opportunity to contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans with their ELMS car.

Kubica is set to compete in all six rounds of the European Le Mans Series, while also continuing with Alfa Romeo as their reserve and test driver.

“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,” said Kubica in an official statement.

“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 team-mates, 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 [Vosse, team principal], who pushed very hard to make this happen.”

Robert Kubica

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WRT have not yet named any of Kubica’s team-mates but say confirmation will arrive “soon”.

“We are sincerely excited about adding sportscar endurance racing to our portfolio of activities as this category is really a key component of motorsport’s DNA, history and tradition,” Vosse added.

“Since the moment we decided to enter the FIA WEC, it made perfect sense to us to try to double the effort with an ELMS programme and we are delighted to be able to materialise this plan too.

“It will certainly help us to learn more and faster, as we take up this new challenge in LMP2. To say we are happy to welcome Robert in the WRT family is an understatement.

“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 announcing soon the rest of the line-up as we are currently assessing the other drivers.”

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