Prema ORLEN Team set for Endurance Racing debut
Prema ORLEN Team is set for its much-anticipated endurance racing debut this weekend, lining up at the historical Sebring venue for the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in the USA. The team will campaign a single LMP2-class ORECA 07 racecar for the full season with drivers Robert Kubica, Louis Delétraz, and Lorenzo Colombo.
Coming from a positive run in the official Prologue test session, the team now looks forward to a competitive race as its keeps transitioning to long-distance events.
The line-up is headlined by F1 star Kubica. The 37-year-old Pole has been an integral part of the project, joined by 24-year-old Swissman and fellow ELMS Champion Louis Delétraz, one of the brightest rising sensations of the sport. Coming from single-seater racing, talented 21-year-old Italian Lorenzo Colombo joined the operation with the goal of making a key difference as a Silver-rated competitor.
The event will go underway tomorrow, March 16th, with two practice sessions, followed by one more practice and qualifying on Thursday. The 1000 Miles of Sebring will take place on Friday, March 18th. The 1000-mile distance will be capped at the 8-hour mark.
Rene Rosin - Team Principal
"We are looking forward to a new challenge. Even though we are aware of our potential, we want to be humble. It's our debut, and it comes on one of the toughest tracks in endurance racing, Sebring, which is also logistically challenging. However, we are confident in our resources and, even more than that, in our driver line-up. Robert and Louis are amazing drivers, they have great experience and results to match. In addition, I'm sure that Lorenzo will surprise many. We cannot wait for the race!"