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Robert Kubica confirmed for test with BMW at Jerez

Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica will test for BMW Motorsport during the DTM Young Driver Tests at the southern Spanish track of Jerez next week.

“I would like to thank BMW Motorsport for the opportunity to test at Jerez with the BMW M4 DTM,” said Kubica. “I am already very much looking forward to the test and to getting to know the DTM race car with its turbo engine. I can well imagine a future in the DTM.

“I am looking for a new challenge, and the DTM is certainly just that. The series has a top-class field and the standard of driving is extremely high. However, we must first wait and see how I get on at the test.”

The Polish driver, who’s just parted ways with Formula 1 team Williams Grand Prix, has previously expressed interest in evaluating DTM as an option for his racing future.

Kubica, who previously completed a simulator run at BMW Motorsport, will test alongside BMW junior driver Nick Yelloly, who won the China GT Series this year with the Bavarian manufacturer.

“We are delighted to offer the opportunity to Robert Kubica to take part in the Jerez test,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.

“Robert is a big name on the international motor racing scene. We are now very intrigued to see how he gets on in his test at the wheel of a touring car. Nick Yelloly also more than deserves his Jerez outing after his title win in China.”

The DTM Young Driver Tests take place at Jerez from December 10-13th.