Robert Kubica will make his official debut in the DTM in a BMW M4 DTM prepared by the private team ART: the Polish rider, 35 years, was the protagonist of the rookie test of the Tourism category of the German right at the steering wheel of the M4 DTM at Jerez de la Frontera in the month of December. Her performance was convincing enough to persuade the ART to give him a seat for the season, bringing to seven the BMW M4 lined up in the DTM for the season 2020.
“This is great news for the DTM – said the head of motorsport for BMW, Jens Marquardt -. We are excited to welcome in the DTM at the ART Grand Prix as a scuderia customer. Our goal is to broaden and make more attractive the deployment of DTM with the addition of the BMW M4 DTM private. We had several options on the table and we have had many discussions with potential team in the next few months”.
“Considering all aspects, we have selected the package provided by ART Grand Prix – adds Marquardt -. After the test in Spain last December, Robert Kubica has not hidden the fact that you could imagine a future in the DTM. It’s great that ART Grand Prix will give him the opportunity to participate in the season 2020 with a BMW M4 DTM. Robert has shown in tests to be very competitive on a DTM car; it’s a real added value for the category. Fingers crossed for the ART Grand Prix and for Robert, and we hope that they will live a successful season in the DTM”.
“The DTM is fascinating to me for a long time, and the test in December at Jerez de la Frontera, I have made it mouth-watering – said Kubica -. I can’t wait to begin this new chapter in my career in motorsport. I think that the DTM is one of the best categories in the world. I immediately felt comfortable on the M4 DTMS in the tests. ART Grand Prix is one of the most important names in the world of motorsport: I’m sure we can achieve a lot together in the DTM. We obviously need to gain experience than the most experienced teams in the DTM, but we will work hard to make sure that we will improve in time. I can’t wait to race in the DTM”.