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Robert Kubica’s Wales GB challenge

It was a difficult introduction to WRC machinery for the ex-F1 racer in last weekend.

Robert was up against it last weekend at Rally GB. The former Formula One winner was making his first in top-level WRC machinery, having campaigned the less-powerful Citroen DS3 Rally Car to the 2013 WRC2

With a new co-driver to deal in Wales as well, it’s to say it wasn’t a seamless transition for with the Pole crashing not but twice en route to an early from the event.

We take a look at the challenges faced.

Big change for Kubica

Not was Kubica driving his Citroen DS3 WRC in for the first time on Wales GB ; he was also working with new Michele Ferrara, who was drafted in at the hour to replace Maciek Kubica’s season-long partner. stood down from after he and Kubica clinched the title in Spain last leaving his fellow Pole to go in of a replacement.

Kubica claimed the 2013 title McKlein Image

Talking Italian again

After changing his pace from Italian to Polish for Kubica’s partnership with Ferrara meant a change to Italian for Wales Rally GB. Kubica speaks the language the switch only added to the “It’s not easy after one with somebody in the car speaking Pace notes have to go the mind very quickly being translated,” says

The Pole’s second crash in was attributed to a problem with the notes.

More power under his foot

Kubica’s Citroen DS3 WRC out an extra 20bhp over the DS3 but it’s clear that power wasn’t a worry for the man: “Not underestimating the but when you have driven of your life much powerful cars, I would say not such a big problem. Things quicker but with more it can be easier to drive on gravel.”

A World Rally Car means a rear wing compared to Kubica has experienced in his Regional Car. Kubica: “Aerodynamics are not so in rallying but when you get such a big it can change the cornering, especially on

Kubica rolled his Citroen DS3 WRC in McKlein Image Database

A new and new colour scheme

Kubica’s of cars for Wales Rally GB a switch to the main factory having formerly been run by the PH Sport squad. Kubica’s car was under the Abu Dhabi Citroen World Rally Team as opposed to Citroen Total Abu World Rally Team but the same operation. The colour of his car was new for Wales Rally GB. with the red and silver replaced by the red, and gold of chief backer Abu

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