Robert Kubica - the best Polish driver

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Kubica 3rd in Italy - with problems

Robert Kubica and Maciej Szczepaniak were 3rd in 51. Rally Coppa Città di Lucca. Pole had a puncture on the last stage which cost him win.

Kubica drove one of four Renault Clio S1600 but there were also five R5 cars. Kubica was very quick, even despite problems with brakes on 1st SS. Then he was gaining another places and before last stage he was second.

Unfortunately, after a puncture, he lost over 2 minutes and was 3rd.

"It was nice to put on a helmet again and get into the rally car, even if Clio1600 will become a historical car soon. We have reached our goals. Checking the gear selection system was one of them. We also did it for fun, but it is normal that everyone wants to do well. It was not a lot of driving, about 70 kilometres on 7 stages, but still it was fun, though not easy. Especially behind the wheel of a front wheel drive car on the dirty roads. Not everything went perfect. Unfortunately on the last stage we've got a puncture. It was a turn everyone was cutting and we hit a sharp edge of the road, 8 kilometres before the finish. Two kilometres later the tyre came completely off the rim. It is not easy to drive a FWD car like that, especially on a long downhill section. We lost a lot of time. I would like to thank people who helped me in the preparations, the team and also Maciek Szczepaniak, who have found some time just before Rally Finland to sit with me in the car" - said Kubica.

Earlier this week Pole said that he is not coming back to rallies and this start was only for entertainment. Former F1 Star will probably come back to circuit racing.

Below you can see videos from Kubica`s runs.

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