After losing his Williams Formula 1 seat to Nicholas Latifi in 2020, Kubica orchestrated a late move to the DTM that involved the ART team procuring a BMW M4 from the Munich-based manufacturer to run as a customer entry.
However, Kubica’s foray into the DTM has yet to yield much success, with the Polish scoring a single points finish so far courtesy of a 10th-placed result in the first race at Assen.
While Kubica’s struggles are primarily down to his and ART’s lack of experience in the category, they also highlight BMW’s inability to match Audi on pure pace in the second year of the Class One era in 2020.
In the opening four rounds of the season, Audi has won six of the eight races and has scored twice as many points as BMW in the manufacturers standings.
But despite Audi’s advantage, which has allowed sophomore driver Ferdinand Habsburg to finish as high as sixth at Lausitzring for the customer WRT team, Kubica says he doesn’t lament his decision to forge a tie-up with BMW over Audi.
“Well, I cannot say I regret the decision, although I can see others struggling less,” Kubica told Motorsport.com.
“But if you go around the paddock everybody will have something to complain about. And it’s always easy to point fingers and say ‘if I would have done this, it would have been better.’
“But in the end…