Robert Kubica wants to make it to the checkered flag at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which will be his first finish in a 24-hour race.

A Grand Prix winner Kubica is set to make his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this week in the LMP2 class with WRT. The Pole has already participated in two similar events before but failed to finish on both occasions. Kubica is excited about the new experience and looks to see the checkered flag.

“Le Mans is the biggest endurance race and one of the most historic tracks. I am really happy to be here and take part in this event, which I am sure will be full of new things and new challenges,” he said.

“We will have to respect the event, try to avoid mistakes, and do as well as we can. Tricky situations will appear, for sure, it will be important to minimize risks and stay away from situations that can put us in difficulty, on and off track.

“It is going to be stressful, it will demand a lot of energy and effort, but I am very happy to be here and I hope to finish for the first time a 24-hour race. I only did two in my career, without seeing the finish, and hope this one will be different.”

WRT CEO Vincent Vosse admits that this year’s event is special for the team.

“This is the end of a long wait. Le Mans has always been a dream, not even secret, for Team WRT since we launched the team,” he commented.

“For every motorsport fan, Le Mans means a lot, especially if you are an enthusiast of endurance racing. Personally, when I was a driver, it was one of the greatest experiences in my life and now I am terribly happy to come back in another capacity. 

“This said, no race commands higher respect than Le Mans. We take our 2021 participation as exploratory, although we always race with ambitions. 

“We know that despite the great preparation, the highly-qualified Le Mans experts we have in our team, and the great driver line-ups, we will face a lot of unexpected and we’ll learn a lot. Let’s see how it goes, but being here is already quite something.”

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