Kubica’s learning continues in Wales
"We’ve had a smooth run through all of the stages"
RK M-Sport World Rally Team’s Robert Kubica is continuing to learn the stages and conditions of one of the FIA World Rally Championship’s most demanding events – Wales Rally GB.
There is arguably no bigger challenge for the crews than the muddy stages of the Welsh forests. The gravel tracks become treacherously slippery when wet and demand near-perfect pacenotes and expert precision from the drivers.
Taking the difficult task in his stride, Robert adopted a sensible approach – finding his rhythm and gradually improving his pace over the second pass.
Mission accomplished, the Pole made it cleaning through all of the stages and has gained a wealth of knowledge which will only aid any future rally ambitions.
Robert Kubica (12th) said:
“I think it has been a good day for us. There has been nothing spectacular, but also no mistakes. We’ve had a smooth run through all of the stages and I hope that we can continue like that tomorrow.
“Of course the last two stages were a bit more difficult in the dark. On gravel you are often sideways with the car and the lights aren’t necessarily pointing where you want them to. It’s something that I have to get used to as well as the ride-height variations as under braking the lights are dipping a bit too low.”
Team Principal, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:
“It’s been another solid day from Robert [Kubica]. He’s gained more experience of some of the most difficult conditions in the World Rally Championship and has driven well with no mistakes. It’s good to see him embark on the final day without a scratch on the car and I hope he can continue to learn through tomorrow’s final stages.”
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