Robert Kubica to start F1 new season in DTM series

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-14 20:36:00|Editor: huaxia

WARSAW, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Former Formula (F1) One driver, Robert Kubica will start in the Detusche Tourenwagen Masters racing series for the 2020 season, the Pole's sponsor PKN Orlen company announced on Thursday.

Kubica, who decided to leave F1's Williams Racing Team after the 2019 season, will drive in the BMW sponsored ART Grand Prix privateer team.

"DTM has a very high technical and sports level, I have long thought about starting in this series. During the December tests, I felt comfortable and confident in the car almost immediately, which is crucial if you want to drive faster and overcome further limits. I am happy that this season I will have the opportunity to race in the white and red colors of the new team and represent the Orlen Team on iconic tracks in Europe", said Kubica in the interview for Polish media.

"DTM is a historic series, I always respected it. It is less known than F1 but the drivers are very skilled, there is a difficult challenge ahead of me", added the driver during the press conference.

"In the new category there will be a lot of new things to know for me but I am full of passion for this sport and I hope that behind the wheel of my BMW M4 I will be able to encourage fans to watch the races of this series. I hope that in DTM we won't complain about the lack of emotions", concluded Kubica.

The first event of DTM racing will take place on April 25-16 in Belgium.

In 2020 Kubica will also be a test and reserve driver for the Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen team.