Robert Kubica is set to take part in the second round of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship, Rally Sweden, with the aim of gaining further experience and developing his new squad, RK World Rally Team.
The 2013 WRC 2 World Champion started his second season in WRC and behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta RS in January. This time driving for his own squad, RK World Rally Team, built over the winter together with his longterm partners, Grupa Lotos, Grupa Azoty and the Italian tyre manufacturer, Pirelli.
By winning four special stages of Rallye Monte-Carlo the driver from Krakow became one of the revelations of the season-opening weekend. He himself insists that gaining further experience and developing his own squad remains the main target. Kubica is about to tackle Rally Sweden, the only true winter event in the 13-round WRC calendar, for only the second time and with a third of the route being new this year.
The event will start with a head to head Super Special on a snow and ice covered horse trotting track in Karlstad before Friday takes the crews on stages in both Sweden and Norway. Sunday’s final leg will see the cars jumping over the spectacular and famous Colin’s Crest, named after the 1995 WRC Champion, the late Colin McRae.
Robert Kubica “Rally Sweden is the only challenge of this kind in the WRC calendar. Snow and ice make it not only spectacular but also very demanding. Our pace in Monte-Carlo was very encouraging but we have to stay realistic and keep our feet firmly on the ground. It will only be my second start in this rally. The route hasn’t changed too much from last year but the conditions mean this rally can be completely different each year. Last season saw little snow so that kind of conditions are still something new to me. Learning and gaining experience remains our main priority. It will also be the second rally for our squad, RK World Rally Team. We’ve put in a lot of effort over the winter together with
our partners to make it to the start but we’re well aware we need a lot of kilometres to fine-tune everything.”