ELMS champion Robert Kubica to race at Bahrain double-header with High Class Racing

Newly-crown European Le Mans Series Champion Robert Kubica will race for High Class Racing at the WEC’s first double-header races in Bahrain.

The Polish driver will be joining Anders Fjordbach and Dennis Anderson at Rounds 5 and 6 of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

A first-ever double-header will conclude the season with a six-hour race followed by an eight-hour race a week later.

After winning the ELMS LMP2 title with Team WRT at the 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, Kubica will race yet in an Oreca 07 albeit in the WEC.

Kubica said: “After the ELMS Championship and of course participation at Le Mans, I’m happy to join (#20) High Class Racing for the last two rounds of the WEC in Bahrain.

“Of course I know the team and my teammates Anders and Dennis… We’ll try to enjoy and achieve as strong a result as possible in those two rounds.

“I’m looking forward to rejoining the team again for the second time this year (after the 24 Hours of Daytona) and let’s hope to achieve some good racing in the Pro/Am class.”

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Prior to his cameo appearances in Formula 1 when Kimi Raikkonen tested positive for COVID-19, he suffered a loss at Le Mans when his car (driven by Yifei Ye) stopped on the final lap due to an ECU malfunction.

Later that month, Kubica, Ye and Louis Deletraz won the ELMS LMP2 championship.

Excluding his Le Mans debut, this will be his first two WEC races and will compete against 10 other LMP2s, four of which are Pro/Am entries.

The 6 Hours of Bahrain will take place on 30 October, followed by the 8 Hours of Bahrain on 6 November.