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Kubica crashes in latest rally outing

Robert Kubica crashes out of Rallye du Var
Robert Kubica saw his latest appearance on the rally stages end in disappointment after the former F1 racer was forced to retire on the final day of Rallye du Var.

Kubica was again competing at the wheel of a Citroen C4 WRC and was looking to build on the victory he secured on Rally di Como a week earlier.

The former BMW Sauber and Lotus man, seeking to continue his recovery from injuries sustained in an accident while competing on a rally last year, had been in dominant form to establish a lead of more than five minutes after Freddy Loix crashed out on Saturday.

Kubica looked set to take his second win in as many weekends until the penultimate stage, when he went off the road and hit a tree.

Although his car caught fire after the incident, Kubica escaped without any injury, with victory in the event instead going to Cedric Robert at the wheel of a Super 2000 Peugeot 207.



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tracklayer - Unregistered

November 26, 2012 5:26 AM

It is worth remembering that the pace notes are made by the driver not the co-driver. A team effort. It is important for them to understand where the error came. i.e. wrong note, wrongly written down, wrong delivery. I am sure he will have a few more offs until things settle down for both of them. He is bloody fast javascript:insertTextCursor('comment', ':)')

b04r - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 7:51 PM

AFAIK Loeb lost championship due to co-pilot's error and McRae split with his co-pilot after going off road - it just happens, such is a nature of this sport. Please, take into account one thing: KUBICA WASN'T REALLY PUSHING!! Yes, he took it reasonably easy. Especially on those last stages. Winning the rally was just a bonus, more important was gaining experience with the car and kind of rehabilitation. Slowing down to admire the views, would give him nothing useful, just waist of time. Non of this matter, since no matter who you are, if you get 5 left instead of 3 left (about 50km/h difference) on a damp road you're out (in McRae case it was just a confusion between 2 and 3!)



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