Kamui Kobayashi celebrating his third place in his homeland race, 2012
Kamui Kobayashi celebrating his third place in his homeland race, 2012

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Mar.12 (GMM) Kamui Kobayashi, who has lost his race seat at Sauber, will continue his career in Le Mans-style GT sports car racing in 2013.

Last month, the popular Japanese tested for the closely Ferrari-linked AF Corse sports car team.

He has now inked a deal to contest this year's World Endurance Championship at the wheel of a Ferrari 458.

"It's an honour for me to become part of the Ferrari family," said Kobayashi.