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Kubica facing "new challenge" with Daytona 24 entry

Kubica facing "new challenge" with Daytona 24 entry

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Kubica facing "new challenge" with Daytona 24 entry

Kubica facing "new challenge" with Daytona 24 entry

Robert Kubica will make his endurance racing debut with LMP2 team High Class Racing at the Daytona 24.

Following his near-fatal rallying accident 10 years ago, Kubica returned to Formula 1 in 2019 racing with Williams before being released after just one season.

Last season the Pole served as reserve driver for Alfa Romeo, making several FP1 appearances, as well as taking part in the post-season young driver test.

Racing at Daytona will give Kubica his first experience of LMP2 prototype machinery, with Ferdinand Habsburg, Anders Fjordbach and Dennis Andersen joining him in the cockpit.

"This is a new challenge and experience for me, as I have been focusing mainly on sprint races in the past," said Kubica.

“Endurance racing requires a different approach - you are sharing the car with your team-mates, with whom I am happy to enter this challenge, and I also look forward to reaching the finish line of this demanding race with them.

"The car is also new, as it is the first time I will race an ORECA LMP2 car, but I hope for a smooth transition, even when sharing the driving time, so we can focus on our work and preparation for the race.”

Also racing at Daytona in the event at the end of January will be former Haas driver Kevin Magnussen.

Racing with Chip Ganassi Racing, Magnussen will also compete in the LMP2 class driving the Cadillac DPi-V.R.

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