ByKOLLES Racing sign Oliver Webb and Robert Kubica for 2017 Endurance season

Oliver Webb
Oliver Webb in the driving seat

ByKOLLES Racing will start the 2017 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with Knutsford driver Oliver Webb and ex-Formula One driver Robert Kubica.

They will be racing the CLM P1/01 Nismo together with a third driver yet to be announced.

Webb has connections to the private LMP1 team from Germany and from his commitments with the team last season.

After Formula One and several years in rally, Robert Kubica will return to circuit racing and make his debut at Le Mans in June.

Webb said: “I’m very happy that I will, once again, be competing in the FIA WEC in LMP1, together with the ByKOLLES Nismo Crew and F1 legend Robert Kubica.

“It’s great that we have the Nismo engine in our car from now on. For 2017, it looks like there will be intense competition in the LMP1 category.

“For this year the field of LMP1 Privateers will be very modest but we will use the season to optimise our car to the new engine and improve numerous other things.

“To be competing at Le Mans once again, with Robert along side us is going to be fantastic – it’s a dream come true.”

The FIA World Endurance Championship officially starts on April 16 at Silverstone.