Friday, 9 October 2015

Kubica considering WRC2 return

Robert Kubica is considering a move back to the WRC2 category after two difficult years in the premier World Rally Championship.

Kubica, who won the WRC2 championship in 2013 before graduating to the WRC full time a year later with M-Sport, has been campaigning a Ford Fiesta ran by his own team this year, taking a best finish of eighth at Rally Poland in July.

However, after having a hard time at the helm of his own outfit, the former F1 driver is looking at making changes for next year.

"At the moment, I don't know anything for next year, but, for sure, there will be some changes," said the Pole. "Before the end of November, I want to know what I am doing next year."

After nearly loosing his life in a rallying accident in 2011, Kubica has moved into rallying full-time, but the 30-year-old has not yet closed the door on a return to circuit racing

"It could be a complete change of sport or it could be some changes in the way I am running," he added. "It doesn't make sense to carry on like we are now - we are not in the position to fight against the other cars, the top drivers and top teams. It's like building a house without the foundations and I am too competitive just to drive around."

Despite that, sticking with rallying remains a priority for the 2005 Formula Renault 3.5 champion, so long as it's on the right terms.

"I do this sport because I have the passion, but also because I want to be competitive. It's [the lack of] resources and testing; we have to do it properly. Maybe less rallies with more testing could be possible for next year or going to WRC2 could be an option."

Since making his full WRC debut at the end of 2013 for Citroen, Kubica has competed in 23 rallies, taking 12 stage wins and four top-ten finishes. 

Image: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool

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