WRC Rally Sweden: Kubica happy with Swedish performance

Former Formula 1 pilot Robert Kubica insists he is pleased with his form in Sweden - and especially the fact he didn't really make any mistakes
Former F1 driver Robert Kubica says he is happy with his performance on Rally Sweden, even if he did fail to score any points.

Kubica, like in Monte Carlo last month, for the 2015 WRC season opener, again showed flashes of pace and moved up to eighth overall on Friday afternoon, after setting the third fastest time in SS6.

However, any hope of finishing in the top-ten vanished soon after, with technical problems forcing him to limp through the remaining stages on day one with front-wheel drive only. That dropped him down to 22nd, costing him more than 6.5 minutes.

With his car fixed on Saturday though, the Pole was back on the pace and he even won SS17 in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC, hauling himself back up to 15th, before a 5 minute penalty - incurred when it was discovered that the turbo on his engine exceeded the maximum permitted boost - undid all his hard work.

Kubica eventually finished 19th, more than 7 minutes off a place in the points.

“It was a good rally for us,” he insisted. “This rally I haven't done any mistakes.

"Unfortunately we were not able to finish in the points due to the problem [on Friday], but overall I am happy with my performance,” he added.
by Rob Wilkins

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Robert Kubica,  Maciej S zczepaniak (Ford Fiesta RS WRC)
Robert Kubica, Giovanni Bernacchini (Ford Fiesta RS WRC, #16 RK M-Sport World Rally Team)
Robert Kubica, Giovanni Bernacchini (Ford Fiesta RS WRC, #16 RK M-Sport World Rally Team)
Robert Kubica, Giovanni Bernacchini (Ford Fiesta RS WRC, #16 RK M-Sport World Rally Team)
Robert Kubica
Robert Kubica,  Maciej S zczepaniak (Ford Fiesta RS WRC, RK M-Sport World Rally Team)
Robert Kubica,  Maciej S zczepaniak (Ford Fiesta RS WRC, #16RK M-Sport World Rally Team)

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February 24, 2015 10:18 AM
Last Edited 596 days ago

Matt Never found himself leading a WRC event, nor did he set a string of fastest times on a given WRC Event. Kubica has been making solid progress and Sweden was Far from his worst performance, the Three big set backs in Sweden that cost time were Two Mechanical issues and a Time penalty, his driving was better than most of the other Top drivers who nearly all went off and made errors. Richard you need to actually follow the Rally before you comment Your comment makes me wonder if you were watching a different Rally than the rest of us


February 16, 2015 5:48 PM

I didn't expect anything from snow rally where sometimes snow masters WRC2 drivers can do very well so the 3rd and stage win were great! Few technical problems are bound to happen in such a new team. It is a steady progress, fewer mistakes, good speed, more finishes and more stage wins. Soon it will be good enough to win a rally, I bet!

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