Kubica to make Rolex 24 at Daytona debut

Robert Kubica will make his debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month after signing a deal to compete for High Class Racing.

Kubica started 97 grands prix for BMW Sauber, Renault and Williams in a Formula 1 career that was interrupted for eight years due to a severe arm injury.

This would mark Kubica’s first competitive outing in a prototype car, although the Polish driver has tested Ginetta and ByKolles LMP1 machinery in the past, as well as a BR01 LMP2 car.

Habsburg, meanwhile, will be making his second appearance in the blue riband round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, having been a part of JOTA Sport’s line-up in 2018 alongside Ho-Pin Tung, Alex Brundle and Antonio Felix da Costa.

Both Kubica and Habsburg raced in the DTM last year, for the ART BMW and WRT Audi teams respectively, and were the only two privateers to bag a podium finish in what turned out to be the series’ last season under Class One regulations.

Kubica has since strongly suggested that he would not return to the DTM at the advent of its GT3 era in 2021, but was keen on racing in the Nordschleife-based NLS series that follows the same ruleset.