Citroen wants to lure Robert Kubica into the WTCC

Robert Kubica could compete for Citroen in next year's World Touring Car Championship, according to team principal Yves Matton

Citroen wants to lure Robert Kubica into the WTCC

The Pole joined the French brand for this year's WRC 2 campaign, and remains in contention for the title after winning his class in two of the three events he has entered.

Matton, who confirmed a Citroen WTCC programme spearheaded by nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb last week, says he hopes Kubica can be tempted to join the fold for a one-off appearance.

"There is no plan for the moment, but when you have a driver like Robert you need to ask him the question," Matton told AUTOSPORT.

"If he is kind enough to do one race, then for sure (he will).

"At the moment it is not a question - he is focused on his rallying - but we'll see after that.

"If it is not impossible we will try and bring him for at least one event."

Kubica has been competing in WRC 2 with a waiver to use paddle shift gearbox, and Matton said he would likely apply for similar dispensation should the Pole commit to a WTCC foray.

"It is difficult to say if he will struggle [physically] before he even does a test," Matton said.

"We have a waiver to use paddle shift in WRC 2 - if he does come to one event in touring cars, we will also ask for a waiver. The first thing is to test the car though."

Matton added Kubica could offer advice to the fledgling programme, although not specifically through testing duties.

"We have an idea to get some advice [from Kubica]," Matton explained, "not by driving, but through listening to the experience he has."

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