Former F1 driver driver Robert Kubica will race in the DTM German Touring Car Championship for BMW this year.
The Pole, 35, returned to Formula 1 last year with Williams, eight years after a horrific rally accident left him with only partial movement in his right arm.
Kubica will race a BMW M4 in the DTM for the privateer ART Grand Prix team.
He said: “The DTM has appealed to me for a long time. I’m really looking forward to starting this new chapter.”
Kubica’s drive is for a team that has affiliations to Alfa Romeo – it was founded by their team boss Fred Vasseur.
And he will dovetail his DTM duties with a role as Alfa Romeo reserve driver in F1 in 2020.
The move comes after Kubica tested a BMW DTM car at Jerez in Spain last December.
Kubica added: “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.”
BMW motorsport boss Jens Marquardt said: “This is really great news for the DTM. 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 he is very good in a DTM car. He is a real asset to the series.”
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