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Newly clinched European Le Mans Series champion to contest final two WEC rounds of season…

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Robert Kubica will rejoin High Class Racing for the final two FIA World Endurance Championship races of the season in Bahrain, replacing Jan Magnussen.

The newly crowned European Le Mans Series champion is set to share driving duties of the team’s No. 20 Oreca 07 Gibson with Anders Fjordbach and Dennis Anderson in both the 6 Hours of Bahrain and season-ending 8 Hours of Bahrain.

Magnussen, who was originally confirmed for a full-season WEC campaign, is unavailable due to a clash of racing calendars.

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 reserve driver drove with the Danish squad in this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, in what was his LMP2 race debut.

He since went onto clinch the ELMS title with Team WRT in last month’s 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

“After the ELMS championship and of course participation at Le Mans, I’m happy to join High Class Racing for the last two rounds of the WEC in Bahrain,” Kubica said.

“Of course I know the team and my teammates Anders and Dennis. We’ll try to enjoy and achieve as strong a result as possible in those two rounds.

“I’m looking forward to rejoining the team again for the second time this year and let’s hope to achieve some good racing in the ProAm class.”

The fifth round of the WEC season, rescheduled from the canceled 6 Hours of Fuji, takes place on Sat. Oct. 30 followed one week later by the eight-hour season finale, also in Bahrain.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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