Rally de Espana: Kubica crowned WRC2 champion

Robert Kubica claims WRC2 title with Spanish win
Former F1 racer Robert Kubica successfully secured the WRC2 title on Rally de Espana this weekend after taking his fifth WRC2 class win of the season.

Kubica dominated the event in Catalunya, winning the first eight stages in his Lotos Dynamic Rally Team-run Citroen DS3 RRC to build a commanding lead and to end the second day with a 4 minute cushion.

He could then pace himself through the final leg on gravel, although he still took two more stage wins, winning SS14 and SS15 to conclude the event in the best possible way. At the finish he was more than 4.5 minutes up on his nearest class rival. He also managed to finish in the top-ten again, classified ninth overall to secure two 'senior' WRC points.

“I'm happy, but there is still a long way to go in terms of my recovery,” said the Polish driver, who of course suffered that career-changing accident on the Ronde di Andora rally back in 2011, which ended his F1 career.

“It's a nice experience [to do the FIA World Rally Championship]. However it is no secret I like to comeback to single-seaters [F1]," he continued in an interview with WRC Live. “Now we have an extra rally coming up in Wales [when I will get to drive a Citroen DS3 World Rally Car]. The target will be the same though, to learn and to continue to gain experience.”

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Robert Kubica, Maciek Baran (Citroen DS3 RRC #74), WRC2 winner
Robert Kubica, Maciek Baran (Citroen DS3 RRC #74)
Robert Kubica, Maciek Baran (Citroen DS3 RRC #74)
Robert Kubica, Maciek Baran (Citroen DS3 RRC #74)
Robert Kubica, Maciek Baran (Citroen DS3 RRC #74), WRC2 winner

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