Ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica completed his first test in the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé on 24 January 2013 at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo. During this first test session in the world’s most popular touring car series, Kubica had to get accustomed to the handling characteristics of a racing car with which he was totally unfamiliar.
The 28 year old covered 114 laps, which equates to 456.570 kilometres, on the 4.005 km circuit on which he has posted so many test kilometres in Formula One.
Kubica summed up his first day of DTM testing, “My first day of testing in a DTM car was great fun and I learned a lot about the series and the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé. The first installation lap was in the dry, then a few heavy showers of rain came down and we had to wait for the track to dry out. All in all, it was a good experience, getting to know the car in different weather conditions.”
“I was able to get to grips with the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé and felt very comfortable in the car, even though after my long break it meant adjusting to the high downforce that a state-of-the art DTM race car produces. I’m very pleased with my performance on this first day of DTM testing and had no problems whatsoever in the car,” added the Pole who last tested an F1 car at Valencia in 2011. (Mercedes)