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Robert Kubica's road to recovery


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#251 Dolph

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 18:32

Ed Straws article online at the moment makes intertesting reading and ends on a point about Kubica.

Its very true. While I have been feeling bad for Kobayashi, Glock and Kovalinen, Ive forgotten about Kubica. Kubica is more talented than any of those guys but I was a neutral in terms of support which is maybe why. It was clear his talent was immense though so its a shame news on his progress has always been so patchy.... I look forward to some form of racing return one day, however he manages to do it.



errr... he has already done a couple of rallies.

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#252 Burtros

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 19:25

errr... he has already done a couple of rallies.


so youve managed to work out how much he has recovered and how much he can expect to recover long term, or what level he can expect to compete at from a few rallies?

Blimey, you're good!

I have to ask then, whats his prognosis?



#253 Myrvold

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 20:24

so youve managed to work out how much he has recovered and how much he can expect to recover long term, or what level he can expect to compete at from a few rallies?

Blimey, you're good!

I have to ask then, whats his prognosis?


You didn't realize that he more than most likely commented on your "I look forward to some form of racing return one day". As he have returned.

#254 MadYarpen

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 14:48

No DTM for Robert, and it looks like he was their first choice after all. Damn, just after I started to like the idea...

http://www.f1fanclub..._medium=twitter

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So as Toto Wolff said Robert rejected their proposition of contract,because he see himself elsewhere

#255 MadYarpen

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 15:49

Sokół wrote that rallying it is, not known whether ERC or WRC yet...

#256 EightGear

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 15:59

Sokół wrote that rallying it is, not known whether ERC or WRC yet...


:up:

#257 ArnageWRC

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:24

Didn't Robert want to combine DTM and ERC outings? And Merc wouldn't agree? It was DTM or nothing? So, he's decided that he would prefer Rally events than a DTM campaign.

#258 MaGiK

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:25

Dissapointing:(

#259 MadYarpen

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:32

Didn't Robert want to combine DTM and ERC outings? And Merc wouldn't agree? It was DTM or nothing? So, he's decided that he would prefer Rally events than a DTM campaign.

there was some speculation only, that he could combine these two series. nothing of this sort from RK. and i think it was reasonable to expect merc wouldn't allow it anyway.

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#260 InfectedPumpkin

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 17:18

Good bye, Formula 1.

Mark my words.

#261 Rentta

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 17:49

Good bye, Formula 1.

Mark my words.

Or someone else's who said that 1 year ago or so

Edited by Rentta, 19 February 2013 - 17:49.


#262 thuGG

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 17:51

Good bye, Formula 1.


And welcome WRC:)

#263 DrProzac

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 17:54

Damn, I was hoping he'd do both DTM and rallying.

#264 MadYarpen

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 17:55

Good bye, Formula 1.

Mark my words.

probably. DTM test could have made some liiiitle hope, but it is not gonna happen. Anyway, who is going to Mikołajki? :D

#265 weareracing

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 17:58

As long as Robert is racing competitively in 2013 that is AMAZING given the extent of his injuries.
2014 and beyond awaits, here's to a stellar season for Robert in 2013 :up:

#266 rentonB

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 18:08

As long as Robert is racing competitively in 2013 that is AMAZING given the extent of his injuries.
2014 and beyond awaits, here's to a stellar season for Robert in 2013 :up:

Awaits what? He clearly pointed that he chooses rally when F1 will be out of reach.

#267 weareracing

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 18:12

2014, followed by 2015, followed by 2016....
Notice a pattern?
As long as he is racing COMPETITIVELY.
That's all :kiss:

#268 InfectedPumpkin

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 19:04

And welcome WRC:)


Perhaps. Personally I dont care about rallies. Anyway good luck for him.
Its time to move on.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 21:41

I'm sad. I was so looking forward to see him compete in DTM :(

#270 bkfman

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 17:26

To be perfectly onest, I'm indifferent to his unrealized involvment in DTM but it worries me because probably that means he's turnning himself away from F1 possible return. I hope it won't be a case though :(

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 17:28

Perhaps. Personally I dont care about rallies. Anyway good luck for him.
Its time to move on.

And I don't care about DTM so at least one of us is happy!

#272 DrProzac

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 18:02

probably. DTM test could have made some liiiitle hope, but it is not gonna happen. Anyway, who is going to Mikołajki? :D

I perhaps, but I'll know in a few months.

#273 MadYarpen

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 19:20

I perhaps, but I'll know in a few months.

I think I will book some room if he confirms ERC. Could be that there will be A LOT of people there...

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:55

I think I will book some room if he confirms ERC. Could be that there will be A LOT of people there...


I'll be there. BTW I heard RK is still aiming at F1, nothing chaged here.


#275 BRG

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:04

I'll be there. BTW I heard RK is still aiming at F1, nothing chaged here.

Well, he's burned his boats in DTM, and he is too late for the WRC or the ERC except for one-off or privately funded entries this season. And F1 is closed for this year. So another year at home it seems...

#276 MadYarpen

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:35

Well, he's burned his boats in DTM, and he is too late for the WRC or the ERC except for one-off or privately funded entries this season. And F1 is closed for this year. So another year at home it seems...

I'm pretty sure he will take part in some championship. Even if it will be privately founded ERC (when will be next round's entry list published?)

#277 MadYarpen

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:54

OK, so the deadline for next round ERC entry is on 5th march, the list will be presented on 11th. Anyone has something? Any leaks?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 21:41

OK, so the deadline for next round ERC entry is on 5th march, the list will be presented on 11th. Anyone has something? Any leaks?

I wonder if he would want to handle all the logistical hassles of getting to the Canary Islands for the next ERC round? If so, he would have to have made the arrangements by now to ensure that car and support stuff is shipped there in time.

#279 MadYarpen

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 22:08

I guess so. Also if he is to start in ERC I think he is already testing fiesta or ds3, would be weird otherwise.

Anyway, from facebook...
Cezary Gutowski
Zakulisowe wiesci do mnie docieraja ze ponoc start RK w Rajdzie Polski jest juz zaklepany.
Takie to skrawki informacji kraza w eterze.
Ja tam wole zaczekac na oficjalne potwierdzenie, ale z pewnoscia dzieje sie :-)
Moment ogloszenia decyzji zbliza sie wielkimi krokami.

There are rumours that RK's start in Rally of Poland is done deal, weird considering it is so long till this event. But maybe these rumours are based in Poland, it would explain why are they about this particular rally.

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#280 MaGiK

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:48

Sokół is also suggesting Citroen in ERC (with possibility some WRC rounds later this year).

#281 MadYarpen

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:59

Sokół is also suggesting Citroen in ERC (with possibility some WRC rounds later this year).

got a link?

sensible decision, if true :up:

#282 MaGiK

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:36

http://castrolpredic...7665,wideo.html

Translation:
"Theres no official confirmation but from my information Robert will compete in rallys. At beginning in ERC and later maybe WRC.
Probobly he will drive Citroen DS3."


#283 MadYarpen

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:25

thanks. It would be great if he did full programme, but next rally is around the corner... Hate waiting...

#284 DrProzac

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 18:37

Great news, if true. Though I hope that he will also do at least a little track racing.

#285 MaGiK

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:10

Well if he really joins Citroen, he will get alot of circut testing for sure (developing WTCC car) :)

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 13:09

Well if he really joins Citroen, he will get alot of circut testing for sure (developing WTCC car) :)

I could've swore someone posted that he was joining Citroen on the old thread over 3 months ago.....

#287 MadYarpen

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 13:28

back then it was only a speculation. Well, now it is too:) In the meantime autosport reported that M-Sport is most possible, etc etc...

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 17:16

back then it was only a speculation. Well, now it is too:) In the meantime autosport reported that M-Sport is most possible, etc etc...

Not really.

I'd be lieing if I said I hadn't started to doubt whether it would actually happen though!

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 17:34

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/105759

#290 Muppetmad

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 18:24

Excellent news, look forward to seeing how Robert will compete with the others :up:

#291 MadYarpen

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 18:47

Mikołaj Sokół ‏@SokolimOkiem
Info prosto z Citroena: doniesienia Autosportu odnośnie RK nie są w 100% ścisłe, trzeba poczekać na oficjalny komunikat

Autosport is not 100% right, we have to wait for official release. Info straight from citroen.

And Sokół is also reporting official news next week.

#292 MadYarpen

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:37

http://www.citroen-w...itroen-ds3-rrc/

#293 thuGG

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:43

Finally something officially official :D
Intense preparation for 2014 WRC, go for it!

#294 MadYarpen

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:00

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#295 MaGiK

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:40

So ERC plus WRC2 :eek:

#296 nmar

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:48

So ERC plus WRC2 :eek:

No, WRC2 plus ERC...

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:41

Excuse my stupid question but what exactly means WRC2? :blush:

#298 EightGear

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:55

Excuse my stupid question but what exactly means WRC2? :blush:



It's a support category in WRC.

WRC is the top league.
WRC2 is for all non-WRC spec 4WD cars. (Group N, S2000, R5, etc.)
WRC3 is for 2WD.

Edited by EightGear, 04 March 2013 - 10:56.


#299 bkfman

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:33

It's a support category in WRC.

WRC is the top league.
WRC2 is for all non-WRC spec 4WD cars. (Group N, S2000, R5, etc.)
WRC3 is for 2WD.

thanks!


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 20:35

Good for him, it's more than i expected. It's a veryu serious and ambitious debut in a rally series.