Kubica Hits the Wall, Crashes Out of Rally in Sicily

Formula One drivers seem to have a few problems adapting to the rallying competition this year, which is only natural, by the way! After Kimi Raikkonen crashed out of Rally Finland earlier this year, Polish driver Robert Kubica experienced the same kind of problems when tackling the Sicilian Taormina-Messina rally the past weekend.

Known to be a rally enthusiast just like his Finnish F1 colleague – even more, we might add, considering the fact that he purchased a WRC-prepared Skoda Fabia car a few months ago – failed to finish the Sicilian event after a Saturday crash. However, when he lost control of his car and hit the wall, the Pole was leading the R3C class in his DP Motorsports Renault Clio R3.

Yesterday I did not attack, I was trying to learn about driving the car – today is a longer challenge. The only unknowns are the pace notes, I hope to get used to driving in this way. I must learn to listen,” Kubica was quoted as saying to the WRC official site shortly after the action in Day 1 ended.

With the Renault F1 seat already secured for 2010, Kubica will make the best of his short vacation this year and tackle another rally by the New Year's Eve. The former BMW Sauber driver already announced that he is due to participate with the same car in the French championship Rallye de Var later this month.

Kubica's love for rallying was revealed to the media several times in the past, as the Pole admitted that he'll be looking for a career in the WRC after he'll retire from Formula One. Although he'll be entering only his 5th year in F1 in 2010, the Pole is already serious in his plans to pursue his new dream.
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