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Kubica, aiming for the long-term future of LMP2, does not compete with DTM – Motorsports

Kubica, who drove a BMW running ART in DTM in 2020, suggested that racing a GT3 car would not be compatible with F1’s role with Alfa Romeo after the championship switched from the rules of a class 1 touring car. Did. In 2021.

Kubica described the 24 Hours of Daytona, which made its P2 debut on the high-class racing team, as follows: “GT3 is a great race, but it’s a completely different driving style.

“I’ve done some test rides as a reserve driver at Alfa Romeo. When I drive an F1 car in my position, I don’t have much time to adapt.

“I dive into the car every few months and have one free practice session on Friday or half-day testing. I need to adapt as soon as possible to provide valuable feedback to engineers and teams.

“If I were racing a GT car, I think it would require too much adaptation.”

Kubica said the high-class ORECA-Gibson 07 drive, alongside Ferdinand Hapsburg, Andersfjordach and Dennis Andersen at Daytona in the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, provided an opportunity to learn about the P2 class. explained.

“This is one of the reasons I’m in an LMP2 car, because it’s a category that offers high downforce cars that are more similar to F1,” he said. “The reason I’m here is to discover and learn categories.”

The Polish driver was known to have been in contact with multiple P2 teams to compete in the 2021 World Endurance Championship, confirming that he was discussing P2 driving.

“If I have a chance to race with endurance, I definitely want to do it. I’ve been working on this a bit,” he said. “Probably LMP2 is my main target and I would like to participate in the race if possible.”

When asked if he was paying attention to the LMDh category, which is based on the P2 machine scheduled to be released in 2023, he answered, “Honestly, I’m not thinking so much ahead.”

Kubica has reduced the chances of racing in P2 full-time this year, noting that the season is already approaching for both the WEC and its sister European Le Mans Series.

He also said he would not compromise his role with Alfa Romeo, who attended five free practice sessions on Friday 2020.

“In fact, I’m already working because I’m involved in the Alfa Romeo Racing Orient,” he explained. “Knowing what happened in last year’s pandemic wasn’t easy to combine two drives and focus on both.”

Kubica’s previous prototype experience extends to two tests. He drove the ByKolles ENSOCLM-Nissan P1 / 01LM P1 in Bahrain in 2016 with the aim of returning to the circuit full-time for the first time since he was seriously injured in the 2011 rally crash.

He planned to compete with ByKolles for the 2017 WEC, but withdrew from the program because of technical issues that prevented him from riding in the official pre-season prologue test at Monza.

He also tried the Dallara Gibson P217, run by the SMP Racing Team in Monza in 2017.

# 20 High Class Racing ORECA LMP2 07: Dennis Andersen, Andaz Fjordbach, Ferdinand Hapsburg-Roslingen, Robert Kubica

Photo: Jake Garstad / Motor sports image

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Kubica, aiming for the long-term future of LMP2, does not compete with DTM

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