Robert Kubica admits he is undecided on his plans for the 2014 season after successfully wrapping up the WRC2 crown in Spain.
The former F1 racer took a dominant victory in the penultimate event of the season to put himself out of reach of his closest rival with the season finale in Wales still to run.
With his WRC2 programme now at an end, the Welsh event will see the Polish driver get behind the wheel of a current-spec WRC machine for the first time after being given the chance to drive the Citroen DS3 WRC usually campaigned by Khalid Al Qassimi.
Kubica has already been linked to a drive with Citroen
for 2014 and has also been mentioned as a possible contender for a role with the French manufacturer's new World Touring Car Championship programme, with suggestions that he could contest selected events next year.
However, speaking following his title win in Spain, Kubica admitted he was unsure of his plans for 2014 and had to ensure that he fully prepared for any drive that may be offered – with his outing in the WRC car in Wales not being used to make his final decision either way.
“It's not a secret that I have some opportunities to drive next year in a WRC car,” he said, “but with whom, or if I will drive, or if it's the right moment - to be honest I don't know.
“Rally GB will not change my mind but if I commit to an important role I need to be sure I am able to do this. Believe me, after a difficult period I have to say it's not so easy as it looks from the outside. I need to be sure I can play an important role in the team. Fifty per cent of the rallies will be new to me and it depends a lot on what people expect by putting me in the car.
“If I stay next year I will continue on the learning curve because you can only judge the level of a driver after three years in the WRC. For sure if after three years I am not able to fight at the top, it means I have made a mistake and I am not good enough. But it's too early to say this. We have to be honest because I drove for the first time on gravel in March, so it's a long way to go.”
Having insisted that Wales wouldn't be a factor in his decision over what to do next year, Kubica said he was viewing the season finale as the chance to continue his rallying education and wasn't expecting to challenge at the front.