Robert Lukas, born on 5th of January 1988, is a racing driver from Poland who spent most of his career competing in the various Porsche-backed championships.
Long love with Porsche
His motorsport adventure began when he was 16 years of age, in the Fiat Seicento Cup, while in 2005 Robert switched to Volkswagen Golf Cup and finished 9th in the standings. He stayed in Poland for another year, competing in various sports cars events but also made a guest appearance in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany with Fuchs-Star-Moto Racing team.
Robert Lukas, Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, 2008
Since then, Porsche cars are like a family member for Lukas who is considered as one of the most talented racing drivers from Poland, after Robert Kubica. Until 2010, the results in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany weren’t impressive. That year he scored his first podium finish before taking the 10th position in the championship.
Robert Lukas debuted in Porsche Supercup in 2010
However, the season of 2010 was marked with a debut in Porsche Supercup in which he was driving for Verva Racing Team. Lukas managed to pick 27 points in his rookie season and took 17th place in the final classification. The highlight of the year definitely was the 3rd place in 24 Hours of Dubai.
Lukas debuted in Porsche Supercup in 2010
In the following year, Polish driver shared his duties between Porsche Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup Germany. In Carrera Cup, as a member of Forch Racing, Lukas picked 42 points to finish 12th overall, while in Supercup, driving for Attempto Racing, Robert was 13th with 34 points on his account. With the same team, he also made a one-off appearance in ADAC GT Masters.
With Forch Racing since 2012
Since 2012, Lukas is a pilot of Forch Racing, the Polish team of his father which is led by the German engineer Frank Funke. Competing in Porsche Supercup became his main occupation and that year Robert scored his maiden podium finish in the series, taking the 3rd place in Valencia, before finishing 9th overall.
Robert driving a Forch Racing's Porsche
Over the years, he also continued to race more or less regularly in Carrera Cup Germany. The best result there Lukas achieved in 2013 when scored three podiums and finished 8th in the Drivers’ championship with 134 points. In 2013, Lukas dropped to the 11th position in Porsche Supercup, finishing the season without a podium finish.
Winner of Dubai 24h
The seasons of 2014 and 2015 were pretty the same for the Polish racer. He was 13th overall in both years, failing to score notable results. His best performance was in 2015 at Monza where he was 5th, but that year also was marked with three retirements.
Robert Lukas and his celebratin victory in 24h of Dubai
In the 24h Series, Lukas and his team triumphed in 2014 24 Hours of Dubai, while in the following year they finished 5th in the race which is always held early in the season.
The 2016 Porsche Supercup season was the best so far
Finally, in 2016 Robert finally managed to leave a stronger impression in Porsche Supercup and that was his best season so far. He finished 2nd at Hungaroring after starting from pole position and was 3rd at Circuit of the Americas. He was among top 10 finishers in 9 out of 10 races that year, so it wasn’t surprising when he took 5th place in the final classification.