Former F1 ace Robert Kubica will take in his very first full-snow event in Sweden next week and he has conceded he doesn't know what to expect.
Kubica made a sensational start to his WRC season on Rallye Monte Carlo last month and was battling for third with Britain's Kris Meeke when he crashed out on the second day [see separate story - HERE
]. He will now get back behind the wheel of his RK M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC when the series heads to the snow-covered region of Värmland and there another new challenge lies in wait for the Pole.
Snow is an unfamiliar surface for the F1 race winner, and if local forecasts are anything to go by, there will be plenty of it.
Determined as always, though, he will conduct a thorough two-day test as he looks to get to grips with the art of winter rallying, although his ultimate goal will be to gain the knowledge and experience which driving in a 'winter wonderland' demands.
“This is my first ever start on a full-snow event and my first participation at Rally Sweden. Honestly speaking, I don't know what to expect, but the snow-covered stages will certainly provide a new and exciting challenge,” he stated ahead of the second round in the 2014 World Rally Championship.
“Given my unfamiliarity of the surface, we know that this will be a difficult event. Our priority is to concentrate on learning the new stages and conditions. But I am really looking forward to the rally and the new challenges that lay in wait,” he concluded.,