Kubica Will Forget about Rallying in 2010

As much as he'd love to do some rallying events with Renault during his stay at Enstone, Polish driver Robert Kubica confirmed earlier this week that he will stay far away from that sport throughout his first season with the French manufacturer.

'The Pole' was supposed to do his first outing with a Renault Clio R3 last week, during the IRC season opening Rally Monte Carlo. However, only a few kilometers into the preparation stage of the event, his car suffered some important engine problems and Kubica had to kiss the rally good bye before it even started properly.

Having that in mind, and also given the fact that the preparations for the season of Formula One are about to begin in the next few days, the 25-year old has only one thing in mind for 2010, and it's not rallying.

Next week we start testing for formula one so I have no time (for rallying). I want to dedicate myself 100 per cent to that. Renault is coming through a difficult period and it will be a big challenge, so I am 100 per cent committed to that,” said the Polish driver in an interview with Motorsport News.

Additionally, he wanted to assure his fans that he will not take Kimi Raikkonen's path to a full-time rallying career, at least not any time soon. He still has great plans for his Formula One career and the likelihood of him leaving the Great Circus for a place in the WRC is as low as possible.

I hope to stay in F1 for some years more because that will mean there are still some teams who want me to drive for them,” added Kubica, who is linked with a racing spot with Ferrari starting the 2011 campaign.
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