Former Formula One driver Robert Kubica is set compete in two European rallies in a Citroen World Rally Championship car as he continues his return to motorsport following an horrific rally crash in 2011 that forced him out of his seat at Renault F1 – now Lotus F1.
Kubica claimed two rally wins in Italy in September before deciding to take the wheel of the 2010-spec Citroen C4 WRC car for the Rally di Como in Italy and the Rallye du Var in France, both run in November.
The first Polish racing driver to compete in Formula 1, Kubica said he couldn’t wait to drive a car as quick and as successful as the C4 WRC.
“Rallying is one of my favourite forms of motorsport. Competing in the Rally di Como will above all be an opportunity to get to a feel for the car and learn more about driving it in racing conditions.
“The objective will be different for the Rallye du Var. This will be the third time I have taken part, so it’s a rally with which I am already familiar and where I feel comfortable. And first and foremost I want to rack up as many miles as possible and improve in the category.”
Kubica’s 2011 crash saw the cockpit of his Skoda Fabia pierced by a crash barrier on the Ronde di Andora rally, partially severing the Pole’s right arm.