WRC Rallye Monte Carlo: Kubica crashes out

Former F1 driver Robert Kubica forced out of Rallye Monte Carlo after losing the brake pedal
Former F1 driver Robert Kubica has crashed out of Rallye Monte Carlo, the 2015 WRC season opener, with one stage to go.

Kubica, who began the final day in 13th, went off just after the finish of the penultimate test, the 31.66 km run through La Bollene Vesubie-Sospel (SS14), after losing the brake pedal. He then hit a wall and ripped off the right hand wheels on his Fiesta RS WRC car. Kubica and co-driver Maciej Szczepaniak both escaped unharmed. It was his third off of the weekend.

Kubica had, however, set some fantastic times over the event, and on Saturday was quickest in SS10 and second quickest in SS11 and SS12. On Friday he also won three other tests – SS4, SS5 and SS7, but was already running well down after he had to retire on Thursday night post-SS2 with electrical problems. He had also gone off the road in that test.

by Rob Wilkins

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Robert Kubica,  Maciej S zczepaniak (Ford Fiesta RS WRC, RK M-Sport World Rally Team)
Robert Kubica,  Maciej S zczepaniak (Ford Fiesta RS WRC, RK M-Sport World Rally Team)
Robert Kubica,  Maciej S zczepaniak (Ford Fiesta RS WRC, RK M-Sport World Rally Team)

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January 25, 2015 1:21 PM

So much respect for Kubica. He's in a private team and setting quickest times. I'm so glad he's sticking with WRC. It's clear you need a few years under your belt before you can run at the front. Superstar!


January 25, 2015 12:26 PM

Kubica already had a problem with the breaks in SS13 so it was from there just holding on. Great rally anyway for a team that was put together only a few weeks ago!!! It must be really reassuring to them all that RK WRT can be there in front with factory teams. 4 SS wins, two 2nd places, not bad at all!

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