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Kubica takes podium finish on rally return

Renault F1's Robert Kubica claimed a class win and third overall on his Rallye d'Antibes debut before flying out to Korea for this weekend's grand prix.
Robert Kubica returned to the podium in a brief rally outing between grands prix, as he won his class and took third overall on last weekend's Rallye d'Antibes.

The event, held in the south of France, is part of the FIA European Rally Championship, and allowed Kubica to reacquaint himself with some of the stages from his abortive Rallye Monte Carlo outing at the start of the year. Naturally, the Pole was at the wheel of a Renault for the rally, putting his Clio S1600 ahead of more powerful S2000 machinery as he finished just over two minutes off overall winner Luca Betti, and claimed three stage wins en route to claiming Class A6.

"It really is a very nice rally," Kubica said at the end of the event, "We lost lots of time on Friday evening's stages, but then we found a nice rhythm and managed a third place with a car that is five years old! I had a great moment driving through the Col de Turini - and winning that stage was a great pleasure too.

"Rallying is for fun, it is a hobby, a passion - F1 is my job, but I hope to be here again next year. Who knows..."



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cinnek - Unregistered

October 21, 2010 3:21 PM

That proves it that Robert and Kimi would be great duo in F1. To bad we won't see it (at least not in 2011). They have same passion, interest, both very talentedand both down to earth guys. Maybe Robert can give Kimi some pointers :)



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