31 year old former BMW Sauber and Renault Formula One driver Robert Kubica is set to make his WEC LMP1 debut this weekend in Bahrain, as the Polish driver takes part in the WEC Rookie Test for the ByKolles privateer LMP1 team. The Rookie Test, due to be held on Sunday, will mark a high point in Kubica's return to closed circuit racing following his tragic accident driving a rally car in 2011 that left the talented driver close to losing full functionality in his hand. With his Grand Prix career in the ascendancy, Kubica suffered severe injuries to his hand after colliding with an Armco railing during a minor rally event in 2011, effectively ending his single seater career due to the loss of dexterity in his fingers proving too great to effectively handle the fine movements required to manage and drive modern Grand Prix machinery. Since his recovery Kubica has focussed mainly on the World Rally Championship, with limited success, before embarking on a circuit comeback this year. With funding running short on his usual WRC drive, Kubica has already taken raced a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in the Mugello 12 Hours round of the Creventic series as well as a drive in the Renault Sport Trophy one-make series. “He’s coming here to get some experience and see how he likes a LMP1 car, He’s had a long relationship with Colin and he wants to see if this car is suited to him. For now, there’s nothing [for next year].” ByKolles Head of Operations Boris Bermes told FOXSports.com. A WEC Rookie Test in the ByKolles CLM P1/01 AER in Bahrain is by no means a guarantee that Kubica is in the frame for a drive with the squad, as many drivers have used the yearly test as merely an opportunity to try a top level endurance machine. Juan Pablo Montoya trying his hand in a works Porsche 919 last season comes immediately to mind, but the news will no doubt be a positive shot in the arm to Kubica and his career so sadly cut short just when it looked like the driver was destined to become one of the top names in Formula One. It will be interesting to see how Kubica responds to the opportunity, with a debut podium in the Renault Sport Trophy series already to his name it looks like the Pole has lost non of his track racing ability in his enforced five year absence. Check out the WEC sub forum here at RaceDepartment for the latest endurance racing news in the world of the World Endurance Championship. Head over and join in the conversation today. Would you like to see Kubica take part in endurance racing next season? Do you think the Polish driver could have gone on to win a Formula One World Championship? Let us know in the comments section below!