Robert Kubica has said he is not aiming for a specific result on Wales Rally GB next week, although he said it would be 'great' to finish in the points.
The former F1 star has been promoted to the Abu Dhabi Citroën Total World Rally Team for the 2013 WRC season finale, where he will get his first taste of a current generation WRC car. The chance comes as a reward for his title success in this year's WRC2 category.
“Obviously, it would be great to finish in the points again, but I'm not aiming for a specific result,” said the Pole.
“My goal is to rack up the miles and increase my knowledge of the WRC. Each rally in the World Championship has its own distinctive features. In Wales, I know that the combination of fast roads and extreme weather can make it very difficult, especially for an inexperienced driver.”
Kubica will also have to get use to working with a new co-driver on the event, with Michele Ferrara replacing Maciek Baran, something he concedes is hardly ideal.
“I'm not going to get into the details, but Maciek told me he wanted to stop after Rally de España,” Kubica explained.
“I don't want to force anyone to drive with me, so I looked for the best alternative solution for this final rally of the season.
“Michele isn't any more experienced than me, but he is very motivated for us to do well together. Although I have spoken Italian since I was very young, it won't be easy to switch languages, especially as I have made extensive changes to my pace notes system this season.
“But we'll just have to get on with it, and cope with it all as well as we can!” Kubica concluded.