Robert Kubica Buys Jan Kopecky's Skoda Fabia Rally Car

Since his Formula One programme doesn't offer him too much these days, BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica decided to switch his love for racing elsewhere. According to media reports in his native Poland, Kubica purchased a Skoda Fabia rally car, formerly ran by Czech Republic's WRC driver Jan Kopecky.

As revealed by several sources, it seems the Polish driver bought the car for “private tests and fun”. However, it's hard to believe the BMW driver will not take it for a few official rally rounds (national or international) this year, considering his passion for rallying. Not once he admitted that, once he'll give up F1 racing, he'll continue his professional career in rallying.

In fact, the Pole might make his first official outing in the World Rally Championship, in late June. Yes, you've guessed it right, it's then when the WRC caravan will visit Poland for the 8th round of the official 2009 calendar. The event is also cleared from any F1 action, as it will get under way the weekend after the British Grand Prix.

Talking about the possibility of becoming a professional rally driver after he'll quit Formula One, Kubica admitted the option is taken under consideration, yet unlikely. He insisted that, in order to be a competitive rally driver, you have to prepare for the sport while still properly-aged. Otherwise, doing your first few rounds at over 30 can only mean “fun driving”.

In the meantime, the Pole has to prepare for the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix, scheduled this weekend on the famous street circuit in Monte Carlo. Thursday has not been a day to remember (not in a good way, anyway) for the BMW driver, as his engine suffered a failure during the afternoon session. Action will resume in Monaco on Saturday.
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