Robert Kubica announces four-round European Rally Championship plan
||Thursday, March 14th 2013, 15:02 GMT
Robert Kubica will contest four rounds of the European Rally Championship in 2013 including his home event, Rally Poland.
Kubica announced his programme at a press conference in Warsaw on Thursday afternoon, when his partnership with oil company and principal sponsor Lotos was also confirmed.
The 2008 Canadian Grand Prix winner, who is embarking on a switch to rallying after serious injury halted his Formula 1 career, will drive a Citroen DS3 Regional Rally Car (RRC) alongside co-driver and fellow Pole Maciek Baran.
As previously announced, Kubica will begin his ERC campaign with the Canaries Rally on March 21-23, before contesting Rally Azores, the Tour of Corse and Rally Poland.
"I have no specific goals other than to learn, learn, learn," said the 28-year-old.
"Rallying is the next challenge for me and I have a great opportunity to build my experience, learn the events and the pace notes with my new co-driver.
"Doing Rally Poland will be like a comeback for me because I haven't done a race in Poland since I was in karting when I was about 12 years old before moving to Italy. It will be great to compete in front of my home fans."
Kubica has completed one day of testing in his DS3 RRC in France. He will test again in Gran Canaria on Monday.