Robert Kubica has completed his preparations for this weekâ€™s opening round of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship, Rallye-Monte Carlo.
The Pole will drive for his own team this season, with the RK World Rally Team supported by long-time partners Grupa Lotos and Grupa Azoty. Kubica will also work with a new tyre supplier this year â€“ his Ford Fiesta RS WRC will be competing on Pirelli’s throughout 2015.
Rallye Monte-Carlo is the traditional season-opener to the World Rally Championship and provides a massive challenge for all the drivers. The route will take the crews through demanding mountain roads on an event world-famous for ever-changing weather conditions and widely varying grip levels.
Last week, Robert Kubica and his co-driver Maciek Szczepaniak took part in a three-day test near Gap in France, where they were able to prepare for the rally in all weather conditions.
Robert Kubica: â€œFor many reasons, Rallye Monte-Carlo is a big challenge for me. Some of the special stages will be completely new to me. Weather conditions will play a big part in what happens in the standings. I won two stages on this event last year, but the competition will be very tough this season. The factory teams are surely well prepared. Monte-Carlo is a great event and everyone wants to do well on this opening round. But the goal on the first outing for the RK WRT squad Iâ€™ve built will be to get as much experience as possible. I’m very happy with the loyal support from my current partners: Grupa Lotos and Grupa Azoty and we’ve spent the winter break working hard on the new structure in the team.â€