Kubica to contest Monte Carlo rally

Robert Kubica during last year's Rally Taormina-Messina

Jan.8 (GMM) Robert Kubica will contest the famous Monte Carlo Rally later this month, Polish news sources are reporting.

The 25-year-old Pole, who will race in F1 this season with Renault, is to pilot a Renault Clio R3 alongside co-driver Jakubem Gerberem in the January 19-23 event.

The Polish sources, including Wirtualna Polska and the public radio broadcaster Polskie Radio, said Monte Carlo will be Kubica’s fourth rally.

In mid-November he contested the Sicilian rally Taormina-Messina, and a week later finished 35th in the Ronde Citta dei Mille.

Later that month, he contested France’s Rallye du Var and finished 29th overall, and before Christmas he was scheduled to race the Rally Internazionale Il Ciocchetto, but it was cancelled due to heavy snow.