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Ex-F1 driver Robert Kubica enters Dubai 24 Hour in Porsche GT3

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Ex-Formula One driver Robert Kubica will continue his return to circuit racing at this month's Dubai 24 Hour.

Kubica raced in F1 for BMW Sauber and Renault between 2006 and 2010, before being forced to halt his promising single-seater career after sustaining severe arm injuries in a rally accident during the off-season in 2011. The 2008 Canadian Grand Prix winner completed a remarkable recovery from his injuries and contested the World Rally Championship between 2013 and 2015.

He will drive a Porsche 911 GT3 R in his maiden 24-hour race on January 12-14, having confirmed his entry on a post on his Facebook page.

"Dear fans, I would like to confirm that I will do a race in Dubai on 12th-14th of January," he wrote.

"I will join a national team in a Porsche GT3 car and I will try some 24-hours racing.

"Happy New Year!

"Robert."

The pole returned to full-time circuit racing in 2016, competing in the 12 Hours of Mugello, a Renault Sport Trophy round at Spa and the 6 Hours of Rome at Vallelunga.

Kubica also took part in the end-of-season FIA World Endurance Championship rookie test last November and has admitted he is considering a switch to endurance racing.