Robert Kubica - the best Polish driver

Monday, September 10, 2012

After Kubica`s victory - all interviews, movies and photos [UPDATE - OBOARD!]

Yesterday Robert Kubica won Ronde Gomitolo di Lana rally with almost minute of advantage. Pole showed that he is real fighter and even so tragic accident did`nt break him. Below You will find his interviews, movies and photos.

A week ago every Robert`s photos was like a treasure for us. Now we don`t have to speculate - Robert told useverything we needed to know - He will now in more active stage of his recovery and he doesn`t know where he will be driving next year. He also said that this year he tested a racing car on a track.

Much more about last weekend will appear here for a few hours!

Robert will start in next rally this weekend - it will be San Martino di Castrozza.

Here you have onboard from Kubica`s car:

General classification of Ronde Gomitolo di Lana:
1. Robert Kubica/Giuliano Manfredi (PL/I) Subaru Impreza WRC S12B - 23.32,9
2. Omar Bergo/Alberto Brusati (I) Mini WRC + 58,8
3. Pierfranco Uzzeni/Danilo Fappani (I) Subaru Impreza WRC S14 + 1.11,6
4. Tiziano Borsa/Carla Berra (I) Citroen C4 WRC + 1.30,2
5. Augustino Pettenuzzo/Elio Tirone (I) Ford Focus RS WRC 08 + 2.02,2

Here is interview for SkySport24:

Here is translation of this interview (by Adam Malecki 3rd Programme of Polish Radio):
Antonio Boselli: The moment we've been all waiting for. Robert Kubica returns to motorsport. It's very good to see you, Robert.
Robert Kubica: Thank you, thank you very much. As you may imagine, I would like to return somewhere else, but sometimes it is like it is. Now I am entering more active phase of my rehabilitation, hoping to return where I've been in the past. Still, taking part in this rally is a very important moment for me; it's very emotionall to be here, in Biella. It's happening after 20-21 very tough months.
I hope that we will all have a good time.
I will not focue on times, because the main thing right now is to return to automatism in motorsport driving and to help hand's rehab.
I drive sports cars for 20 years and my body is used to certain operations, activities and the only way I can 'recall' them is to sit behind the wheel.
We will see what happens.
It is important that we are here, we are happy and excited before the start.
It's been a while since I drove a rally car on the road and we will see what happens.
AB: Could you talk us through the time when you were not present in media. I can imagine that you went through some tough time. We all wanted to know how you feel, however I believe that everybody accepted your will to remain private person. Please tell us few words about it.
RK: I would prefer no to talk about it as it hasn't been easy time for me. I can only say that we have never given up. There are of course certain issues that I have no influence on. Being patient and tough in some why I made the best I could to return to full efficiency.
There still are traumas after the accident and I there is still a long rehab that I have to go through. Moreover, most probably I will not be as fit in the future, as before. But still, thanks to activities like this rally, as well as next ones (I will probably take part in San Martino di Castrozza rally) I can have a short break from demanding rehab I am going through since February last year.
During last period of time I was visiting mostly hospitals, operating rooms and rehab centres.
Now I finally see some corners, some power sliding, I can smell petrol.
AB: No doubt about it - everybody is wondering if you will ever be able to return to Formula 1. Do you think it will be possible? Do you have some timesheet for this? What are your plans?
RK: I have never thought about in terms of percents and timing. Today, as I already said, I am happy to be here. Sometimes in your life you have to be happy with where you are, however one would like to be somewhere else.
I am not able to answer right now what the future will bring.
Of course, I am doing my best to be fully fit next year. During coming months I will be able to decide what I will do in the future.
I have tested rally cars on circuits lately and in the next months I will decide on what I will do in the future and what will give me maximum pleasure. I will also be able to say if return to Formula 1 is possible or not.
What I will do next year will give me some indications regarding 2014.
But at this moment, I am not able to answer this question and I do not think about it. I am not able to answer this question. What I know is that right now I start here, in Ronde Gomitolo di Lana and for 85-90 % I will also take part in San Martino di Castrozza rally using the same car. And then we will see.
AB: But it has to be said that the whole Formula 1 world, as well as lots of journalists (including Polish ones) have been very emotional about your return...
RK: I am emotional about this as well. And right now I am happy. I know that lots of fans wanted to hear how do I feel. But I am not like that. During last 20 months lots of things has been said, some of them completely not true.
My approach is like that: if I am not 100 % sure regarding something, I am not saying it. And that is why I decided to speak right now. And what I am saying is that I will take part in Ronde Gomitolo di Lana.
AB: Thank you very much and good luck.

Wywiad po rajdzie:

Here is interview with Robert after SS1:



Kubica in 5:50 and 10:35.


kompilacja ronde from guitaristenjoyer on Vimeo.


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1 comment:

  1. Very encouraging. You can see even from how he walks how restricted the movement is on his right side but even if he just stays in rallying then I am happy for him as he gets to race.