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Rally Sweden: Kubica confirmed to skip Rally Sweden

Robert Kubica has officially withdrawn from competing at Rally Sweden but is expected to return to action next month in Mexico.
Robert Kubica has officially withdrawn from competing at Rally Sweden but is expected to return to action for the third round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship at Rally Guanajuato Mexico.

The former F1 Grand Prix winner's 2016 programme was cast into doubt due to financial issues before the season even began but was able to make the Rallye Monte Carlo start with a Pirelli-shod, BRC Racing-prepared Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

Despite being named on the Rally Sweden entry list last month the Polish driver has pulled out, while co-driver Maciej Szczepaniak with still compete alongside Hubert Ptaszek in a Skoda Fabia R5 in WRC 2.

Kubica, who crashed out of Rallye Monte Carlo, is anticipated to return in Mexico with BRC Racing with plans set to be finalised in the coming weeks.

Rally Sweden itself is still in huge doubt due to warm weather melting snow and ice across Scandinavia, making large sections of the rally unsafe for competitors and recovery vehicles for fear of tearing up the road surfaces. The event has been slashed from 21 to 13 stages but could be cancelled altogether if conditions fail to improve by the weekend.



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Cobalt

February 09, 2016 2:37 PM

I wouldn't expect to see RK in Mexico, He doesn't have enough funds so if any there would be only some rallies in Europe but what do I know? I hope he ends up in Formula E for 16/17 season, that would be great. There are some rumours that this may happen but so far nothing specific. Formula E has good TV and online coverage, live racing again to (maybe?) look forward to!!!



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