Robert Kubica - the best Polish driver

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Kubica`s DTM test live [update #4 - movie and photos]

Below You can follow all news, photos and webcam from Robert Kubica`s DTM test on Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. Pole will drive DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupe.

It can be very import_ant day for Robert Kubica`s future in motor racing. Pole will test proper racing car in proper racing conditions. Here is what he said before test:"I’m really pleased that Mercedes-Benz is giving me the opportunity to test their DTM car and I’m looking forward to getting acclimatised to a race car again. It will be in proper testing conditions, on a permanent circuit, and it’s important because the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé has good levels of downforce. It’s still too early to make any statements about my future because of this one test. I’m just looking forward to tomorrow and we’ll see what happens after that."

And here You can see photo of car which Kubica will be driving today:

This car has V8 engine with 4000 ccm capacity which generate 500 BHP. It also has 6-gear`s sequential gearbox. DTM series is very popular in Europe and there are quite big names in grid. In today`s test will participate e.g. Jaime Alguesuari, Bruno Senna, Jerome d'Ambrosio, Oliver Turvey, Robin Frijns, Bruno Spengler, Mattias Ekstrom, Andy Priaulx, Daniel Juncadella or Timo Glock.

Below also photo from Friday`s test in Eurocup Renault Megane Trophy car:

And below You can see webcam directly from Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia:


Drivers came back to their garages after dinner breake. Before it on Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia was wet so action should start now. We know that Robert Kubica did some laps in Mercedes but we don`t have his results.

Update #2 - photos from today`s test:

Update #3

Daimler published another Kubica`s photos:


Update #4

Below you can see two movies from today`s Kubica`s test. Robert did today 114 laps (about 450 kilometers) and he wasn`t feel tired at all. He was fast but we don`t know his laptimes. According to reports on wet he was 0,5 sec. faster than Gary Paffett. 

Here is what Pole said after test: "My first day of testing in a DTM car was great fun and I learned a lot about the series and the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé. The first installation lap was in the dry, then a few heavy showers of rain came down and we had to wait for the track to dry out. All in all, it was a good experience, getting to know the car in different weather conditions. I was able to get to grips with the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé and felt very comfortable in the car, even though after my long break it meant adjusting to the high downforce that a state-of-the art DTM race car produces. I'm very pleased with my performance on this first day of DTM testing and had no problems whatsoever in the car."

and movies:

The Independent made today funny misteake in article about Kubica`s test:

Source and photo:,,,, Daimler,,

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  1. thanks for news about Robert, I am happy about his progress, very inspirative!

  2. Haha picture of Heidfeld? That was a funny mistake ^^ anyway, thanks very much for reporting. Love to hear about roberts comeback. :)