Robert Kubica will compete in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2017. He will be a part of the ByKOLLES Racing team. His teammate will be Oliver Webb. The third driver for the FIA WEC races, including the Le Mans 24 Hours 2017, will be announced at a later stage.
Kubica will return to circuit racing and make his debut in Le Mans in June.
„After my time in rally I’ve been looking for something as close to Formula 1 as possible. This is exactly what I’ve found in LMP1“, the Polish driver said. „At the end of last year’s WEC season, I was able to do my first laps behind the wheel of the CLM P1/01. I felt comfortable in the car very quickly and was able to increase my pace accordingly. With even more experience I’m sure I will be able to extract more performance. I’m already very much looking forward to the Prologue in Monza and the season start in Silverstone.”
“The professional team of ByKOLLES Racing will continue to make important improvements to the car during the season. I’m happy to be a part of it. The WEC is racing on circuits that I know well from my time in Formula One. The exception is Le Mans. I’ve heard so many good things about the event at the Sarthe. I’m very excited about my first start at this 24-Hour race.”
Robert Kubica: “After my time in rally I’ve been looking for something as close to Formula 1 as possible. This is exactly what I’ve found in LMP1”
“I’m very happy that I will be once again competing in the FIA WEC in LMP1, together with the ByKOLLES crew and F1 legend Robert Kubica“, explained Oliver Webb. „It’s great that we have the Nismo engine in our car from now on. For 2018 it looks like it will be a good and intense competition in the LMP1 category. For this year the field of LMP1 privateers will be very modest but we will use the season to optimise our car to the new engine and improve numerous other things. To be competing at Le Mans once again, with Robert along-side us is going to be fantastic – it’s a dream come true!“