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Robert Kubica joins DTM for 2020 in additional BMW

Thursday, February 13 2020

Former F1 star Robert Kubica will move to the DTM German touring car championship, which visits Brands Hatch on 22-23 August, this season in a customer BMW entry after exiting the Grand Prix paddock at the end of 2019.

The Pole, who tested a BMW M4 DTM at Jerez last December, will drive an extra car for the Bavarian manufacturer, which announced its factory driver roster earlier in the week.

Kubica's car will be operated by the crack ART Grand Prix team, which is best known for exploits in single-seater racing, including propelling Lewis Hamilton to titles in F3 and GP2. 

The Grand Prix winner adds extra prestige to the grid, which will take to the full Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit later this summer. Other notables amongst this season's DTM line-up include another former F1 driver in Timo Glock, plus multiple DTM champions Rene Rast and Marco Wittmann.

BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt said: "This is really great news for the DTM.  We are delighted to welcome ART Grand Prix to the DTM as a private customer team. It has always been our goal to make the DTM field even larger and more attractive with privately-run BMW M4 DTMs.

"There were several options and we have held many discussions with potential teams in recent months. Considering all the aspects, we opted for the package provided by ART Grand Prix. After the test in Spain last December, Robert Kubica made no secret of the fact that he could imagine a future in the DTM. It is great that ART Grand Prix is now allowing him the opportunity to contest the 2020 season in a BMW M4 DTM.

"Robert showed during the test that is very good in a DTM car. He is a real asset to the series. We have our fingers crossed for ART Grand Prix and Robert, and hope they have a successful DTM season."

Kubica said: "The DTM has appealed to me for a long time - and the test in December at Jerez de la Frontera really gave me a taste for more. 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. I immediately felt at home in the BMW M4 DTM at the test. ART Grand Prix has been a big name on the international motor racing scene for years. I am sure we can achieve a lot together in the DTM. 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."

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