Robert Kubica will be the main attraction as the World Rally Championship heads to his homeland of Poland for round seven of the 2014 season.

Already a star draw for the series, the former F1 race winner is considered a sporting hero in his native Poland, which has in turn led to the event returning to the WRC calendar for 2014 for the first time since 2009 when it held its first - and thus far - only modern era WRC event.

However, though the Rally Poland itself is one of the oldest in existence having originated back in 1921, the all-new layout of this year's event - which also includes stages in neighbouring Lithuania - means Kubica will not quite have home advantage when the event begins this week.

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"Competing in my homeland will be something very special, but on the other hand - strange as it sounds - it will be a completely new rally for me. I contested Rally Poland last year, but in this year's edition not even 100 metres will be same and my approach will be the same as it was for the other new events.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing all the Polish fans. This will be one of the country's sporting highlights and I think there are many rally fans in Poland so it is nice that we have this opportunity - with the Polish Federation - to do this event.

His first season in the WRC, Kubica has endured a trying time in the Lotos M-Sport Ford as he struggles to temper evident speed with consistency, which means he is simply for an error-free run on his home event

"I'm sure there will be a lot of support for the Polish drivers, but I just want to do a good rally and finish well without making any mistakes. I know that if I get to the finish and am happy with my driving then it will be a good rally. This is the most important thing for me and this is what I am looking for.

"Talking about the results, I won't be paying too much attention to that. The most important thing is to learn and enjoy. If I finish the last stage and I am happy with what I did behind the wheel, it will be the best result for me and bring a lot of satisfaction.

"As this is my home event, I thought it would be nice to show the Polish national colours on my Fiesta RS WRC, and so that is what we have decided to do. Together with our partners, we have come up with a one-off design for this special event."