Robert Kubica has moved a step closer to the WRC2 title following a fourth win of the season on Rallye de France Alsace.

The former F1 racer was seeking to repeat his success on the asphalt stages of Germany and took the lead on the opening Power Stage around Strasbourg.

It was to be the start of a dominant weekend that featured no fewer than 16 stage victories as Kubica brought his Citroen to the finish more than four minutes clear of Ford man Elfyn Evans.

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With drivers in WRC2 nominating seven events and taking their six best scores, Kubica could now wrap up the title if he takes a top two finish in Spain, which would put him out of reach of closest rival Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari before he finishes his own campaign on the season finale in Wales.

"Overall, it has been an excellent weekend, a highly productive one," Kubica said. "We were able to get clear despite the tricky sections and the changing road conditions. We have scored lots of points here.

"We'll adopt the same approach for the Spanish round. Elfyn Evans has been a tough competitor despite the problems he had. He already has a few big wins under his belt and he won the WRC Academy last year. He is a good benchmark for me."

Citroen boss Yves Matton said he was impressed with the manner of Kubica's latest success.

"Robert showed a great deal of maturity throughout the weekend," he said. "His ability to push and manage his pace when necessary was the key to his success at this rally. Some drivers, when they aren't being put under any real pressure, can take their eye off the ball or make a mistake, but Robert didn't fall into that trap. Considering the conditions, it's an excellent performance. He will have our full support in Spain when he tries to win the championship."