BMW confirm Kubica DTM drive for 2020 with ART Grand Prix entry

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Robert Kubica will race in the DTM with BMW in 2020 in a single-car entry operated by ART Grand Prix, it has been announced.

Despite leaving Williams after just one season back in Formula 1 following his rally accident in 2011, it had been rumoured the Pole was set to join the German touring car series with the company he won his only Grand Prix with back in 2008.

Kubica then validated those rumours when he took part in the rookie test at Jerez in December, and now, with his sponsor PKN Orlen behind him and the go-ahead from the Alfa Romeo F1 team, where is a reserve driver for this season, his seat has been confirmed.

"The DTM has appealed to me for a long time and the test in December at Jerez really gave me a taste for more," said the 35-year-old.

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"I am really looking forward to starting this new chapter in my motorsport career. 

"I believe the DTM is one of the strongest and best race series in the world and I immediately felt at home in the BMW M4 DTM at the test."

The entry with ART Grand Prix was an unexpected addition with the team best-known for their F3 and F2 activities, but they do have previous experience in DTM having operated two Mercedes cars in 2015 and 2016.

"ART Grand Prix has been a big name on the international motor racing scene for years," Kubica added.

"I am sure we can achieve a lot together in the DTM.

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"We obviously still have to gain experience compared to the established DTM teams, but we will work hard to ensure that we improve all the time.

"I can hardly wait to race in the DTM."

Kubica's ART entry will race alongside six factory BMW cars in the series in 2020.

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