Robert Kubica has announced that he will take part in the Dubai 24 Hours in what will be his first ever twice-around-the-clock endurance race.
The popular Pole will drive a Porsche 911 GT3 R in the race as he continues his path back to circuit racing.
Speaking on his Facebook page, Robert said “I would like to confirm that I will do a race in Dubai on 12th-14th of January. I will join a national team in a Porsche GT3 car and I will try some 24-hours racing.”
The Dubai 24 Hours was first run in 2006 and has since established itself as a popular race to kick start the new year, with many of the top GT3 teams and drivers attending each year.
After injuries sustained in a near-fatal rallying accident brought his F1 career to a premature end Kubica spent a few years in the World Rally Championship. 2016 saw him focus more on circuit racing though, with outings in the Renault Sport Trophy at Spa (where he finished on the podium), the 12 Hours of Mugello and the 6 Hours of Vallelunga.
Recently he took part in the WEC rookie test at Bahrain, where he drove the ByKolles LMP1 car and showed good pace. He previously stated that his injuries would be no issue if he wanted to race in the top class of endurance racing, and with the likes of Ginetta entering LMP1 next year chances are there’ll be a seat available for him somewhere – if he wants it.