Robert Kubica's debut at the highest level of the World Rally Championship failed to go to plan on Friday morning after the former F1 racer rolled on SS4.

The Citroen man had been running seventh after the opening three tests on Thursday evening but failed to make it to the end of Hafren 1 after going off the road into a ditch.

The stage was stopped following the accident, with Citroen then reporting that both Kubica and new co-driver Michele Ferrara were uninjured.

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It remains to be see if the car can be repaired in service to allow Kubica to rejoin under Rally2 on Saturday.

Capping a tough morning for Citroen, Mikko Hirvonen then crashed out on SS6, with Dani Sordo reporting that the Finn was out of the car when he made it through to the stage finish.