Williams’ Robert Kubica could join Fernando Alonso on the World Endurance Championship grid this season.
The Formula 1 race winner will run with Manor’s LMP1 squad during a three-day test in Spain next week. Should the test be successful, Kubica could join Oliver Rowland and Charlie Robertson at the team for the 2018-19 super season.
Kubica missed out on an F1 race seat with Williams this year, but will take part in a number of free practice sessions over the course of the season.
With the 6 Hours of Fuji being rescheduled to accommodate Alonso’s F1 commitments, a full season in the endurance championship wouldn’t impact Kubica’s Williams duties.
The 33-year-old has little endurance experience so far, but did compete in the Spa round of the 2016 Renault Sport Endurance Trophy, where he finished fourth.
Kubica also has ties to Manor, having driven with the team in the 2004 Macau Grand Prix.
Running under the CEFC TRSM Racing banner, Manor is set to field two Ginetta G60-LT-P1s in the top tier of the WEC this season.