F3 Euroseries frontrunner Robert Kubica has revealed the first clue to his 2005 race plans with the announcement that he is to join Epsilon Euskadi for the latest World Series by Renault group test at Paul Ricard this weekend.
The Pole will join World Series regular - and confirmed Euskadi driver - Félix Porteiro at the test, where at least 24 drivers will run in a combination of Nissan World Series and Formula Renault V6 machines prior to the teams' first chance to test the definitive RWS car next month.
The two-day test will again give the assembled teams a chance to focus on finalising their driver line-ups, and Kubica returns to Euskadi having already impressed the Basque team with his performance in a similar test late last year. However, with Porteiro already inked into its 2005 line-up, the team can afford to be more selective over the identity of the Spaniard's team-mate, and has suggested that the onus will be on Kubica to repeat his December showing.
“Kubica should be able to demonstrate not only that he is a quick driver, but also that he can get along with the team,” confirmed a Euskadi spokesman.
The team, which has revealed that will contest the new Eurocup Mégane Trophy and Formula Renault as well as the World Series, has recruited two new race engineers in the shape of Britons Dave Luff and Dave Morgan to oversee its expanding programme.