Kubica does not rule out his WRC return in the future

Robert Kubica admits that he misses rallies and is thinking of making his return in rallying in the future, but only for fun since he still remembers how hard it is to prepare for a rally.

The Polish driver has been competing in World Endurance Championship at the Hypercar class and in the European LeMans Series since 2021. He started his motorsport career from Formula 1 back in 2006 and became the first driver from Poland who participated in F1. His F1 career ended in 2011 as he had near-fatal crash during his competition at Ronde di Andora rally with a Skoda Fabia S2000 from which the doctors had to amputate partially his forearm, thus he was unable to return back to F1 action. In 2013, he made some outings with the Citroen C3 in WRC2 class while he secured a drive with the Ford Fiesta RS WRC as a privateer the next two years. 2016 was the last year where Kubica competed in rallying series before his return back to Formula1 as a reserve driver for Williams in 2018. In 2019, he signed a deal with Williams to join George Russell and together fought against the best Formula 1 teams. A year later, he became the reserve driver of Alfa Romeo while he did some outings in some free practice sessions from 2020 to 2021. 

"Honestly, I miss rallies a bit", Kubica answered when he was asked if he would make a return in WRC in the future. 

"I'm a big fan of them. 

"But now I have my own things to do in my racing programme so since I stopped rallying in early 2016, I see the rallies more from a fan perspective, a supporter.

"I follow what's going on in WRC. 

"I follow the rallies more than anything else.

"If a return could be a bit of fun then yes, but not in the spirit of competition. 

"Of course, there are some rallies on the calendar that I watch, and I think it would be nice to do. 

"But then I remember how much effort and preparation goes into it. 

"But if you go into it for fun, you can be part of a rally without any real pressure".

Source: Motorsport.com

Photo Credits: FIA

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