Igor Walilko on the same circuit with Robert Kubica during the 24H Dubai Endurance Race!

Igor Walilko on the same circuit with Robert Kubica during the 24H Dubai Endurance Race!

On the upcoming Friday, January 13th, Igor will take part in a 24 hours race in Dubai for the very first time in his career. He will start with the Olimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport team which represents Poland in a prestigious Porsche Supercup series on a daily basis which is raced along with the Formula 1.

24H Dubai is a long-distance race on the Dubai Autodrome circuit which has 16 curves and a full length of 5.39 km. Young Walilko will drive a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in a 991 class with Patrick Eisemann, Wolfgang Thriller and Florian Scholze. Lukas Motorsport also has a second team - Förch Racing powered by Olimp - which is a higher A6-Pro class. One of the main drivers will be Robert Kubica himself and the dominator of Porsche Supercup Cup Robert Lukas.

Before the beginning of the race Igor underlines that Dubai 24H is a very important start and his official debut in in the long-distance races. „I have already taken part in several races and tests of Porsche 911 GT3. I’ve also been learning the Dubai Autodrome circuit on the simulator. Additionally, due to boxing trainings, I am very well physically prepared for the start. However long-distance races have their own demands and we need to take the car to the finishing-line together in 24 hours, maintaining the best speed possible” - says Igor. When asked about his emotions before the race, he responds: „there’s a huge stress as every time when I sit before the steering wheel. I am quite calm though as I am highly motivated, as allegedly we have the best team in the class that I am starting. Also, I can hope for valuable advices from Robert Kubica and Robert Lukas who represent the higher class”.

The Dubai race is also an inauguration of the 2017 season for Igor who will begin a full Porsche Supercup series and will represent the greatest Polish team made up by Wieslaw Lukas.

The race is preceded with the whole day training session which will take place a day before and half-an-hour warm-up session right before the start. Everything will be broadcast online live at http://www.24hseries.com/ and on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/24HSeries. Start at 11 AM CEST!