Ex-Formula One driver Robert Kubica will partner with Briton Oliver Webb in ByKolles CLM P1/01 Nismo together this year. The third driver for the FIA WEC races, including the Le Mans 24 Hours 2017, will be announced at a later stage. Oliver Webb is known to the private LMP1 team ByKOLLES Racing from his commitments during last season. After many good results in Formula One and several years in Rally, Robert Kubica will return to circuit racing and make his debut in Le Mans in June.
“After my time in Rally I’ve been looking for something as close to Formula One as possible. This is exactly what I’ve found in LMP1“, says Robert Kubica.
“At the end of last year’s WEC-Season, I was able to do my first laps behind the wheel of the CLM P1/01. I felt comfortable in the car very quickly and was able to increase my pace accordingly.
“The WEC is racing on circuits that I know well from my time in Formula One. The exception is Le Mans. I’ve heard so many good things about the event at the Sarthe. I’m very excited about my first start at this 24-Hour race.”
Kubica initially tested the CLM at last year’s Rookie Test in Bahrain.