Roberto Kubica contines comeback from injury with rally victory
Last Updated: November 19, 2012 3:52pm
Robert Kubica: Victory in Italian rally race
Robert Kubica continued his comeback to motorsports with victory in a World Rally Car event in Italy.
The Polish former Formula 1 star suffered terrible injuries in a crash in Italy two years ago.
Eventually he hopes to return to F1 but he is rebuilding his racing skills in rallying in a Citroen C4 - and to good effect.
Kubica finished an 11-stage Como event half a minute ahead of the runner-up, despite having to complete the rally with only rear brakes after a minor accident.
Next up for Kubica is the Rallye du Var in France, where his opponents will include experienced former World Rally Championship and Intercontinental Rally Challenge driver Freddy Loix.
Kubica told Gazzetta dello Sport: "It's been a good adventure, a fine test ahead of the Rallye du Var.
"This rally has been very useful: first of all because it's very demanding, and also because it's allowed me to understand this Citroen almost completely. It's a car with incredible potential.
"I keep my feet on the ground. I need to test myself on the most demanding events.
"I'm a circuit guy, used to fighting for hundredths of seconds. If I'm behind on the road I get angry. However, I have the strength to react and fight until the end.
"I won well, but to be honest I have to say that this Citroen C4 WRC is an exceptional car that will be able to give me more satisfaction."