With nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb heading for a life less ordinary in the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2014, Formula One race winner Robert Kubica is gearing up for two asphalt rallies with the French firm this month.
Kubica, who is gradually returning to regular competition after being seriously injured in a crash on the Ronde di Andora rally in February 2011, will pilot a Citroen C4 WRC on Rally di Como in Italy from 15-17 November before entering Rallye du Var, the final round of the French championship, the following weekend.
“I can’t wait to drive a car that is as quick and has been as successful as the C4 WRC,” said the 27-year-old from Poland. “Rallying is one of my favourite forms of motorsport. After completing a test session so that I can get used to the car, 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 although first and foremost I want to rack up as many miles as possible and improve in the category.”