Robert Kubica and co-driver, Maciek Baran reflect on their third WRC2 class win of the season in Germany.

Q:
Congratulations Robert on your third win this season, and this time you were in a good battle with Elfyn Evans. How do you feel about the result?

Robert Kubica:
It has been quite a good battle, although it wasn't an easy weekend for us. We had a few issues on the car, with the handbrake. We did only three stages without any issue, which was quite disappointing. It is not easy to do the stages with a handbrake that isn't working properly. Winning WRC 2 is nice, but fifth overall is even nicer.

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Q:
How did you feel in the car?

Robert Kubica:
I had a good feeling in the car. Some stages were a disadvantage for us with the RRC car. Conditions weren't easy for us and some stages had nothing to do with the asphalt rallies I did so far. In the tarmac rallies I did in Italy and France there was clean asphalt and no cutting in the corners. Here, it was quite a challenge.

Q:
This was also your first experience at Panzerplatte? What was that like for your?

Robert Kubica:
I liked it after the recce. It is a very difficult stage. Grip levels changing from tarmac to concrete and from green roads to dusty, and the road is changing from wide to narrow. There are so many junctions; it is very difficult to find the perfect braking points. One is very similar looking to each other. Wasn't an easy one to approach for the first time.

Q:
Another victory for you, what about your Championship chances?

Robert Kubica:
As I have said before, I am not really looking for the Championship. My main goal is to gain experience this year. Maybe I carry on with rallying. If not, I spent a good year enjoying what I did and that's it.

Q:
When will a decision for 2014 be made?

Robert Kubica:
I don't now yet. In the past, I always liked to have a decision as soon as possible, because that is giving you a good winter time and a chance to relax. Maybe I need one or two months more. I'm not in a hurry. I have good opportunities in circuit racing, but there are also chances in rallying.

Q:
How tough a challenge was it this weekend?

Maciek Baran:
It was a great weekend, or in fact, rather a week that started more than a week ago on Friday. For me, every rally we have won becomes the favourite rally, so now my favourite rally is Rallye Deutschland. However, I am not there yet. I understand that I have more work to do to be on the pace. From tomorrow I have to try harder and learn to be a better co-driver. Conditions and stages on WRC are very tough.
Q:
What do have to work on in particular?

Maciek Baran:
I can't tell you.

Q:
What was your toughest challenge this weekend?

Maciek Baran:
That surely was the first passing of the stages when I had to do some changes in the notes that Robert told me, and then try to focus on the road at the same time.