It's been a long recovery road for former BMW-Sauber and Renault Formula 1 star Robert Kubica, who suffered severe arm and leg injuries in a horrendous accident in February 2011 in Italy's Ronde di Andorra rally.
The 27-year old F1 racer from Poland, who made an understated return to rally driving in September winning two small races in Italy, is now ready to take the next step and compete in the Rally di Como in Italy on 15-17 November and France's Rallye du Var the following week.
For this reason, Citroen will provide Kubica with one of its title-winning C4 WRC racers, similar to the ones used by WRC champion Sébastien Loeb before it was replaced by the current DS3 WRC.
"I can’t wait to drive a car that is as quick and has been as successful as the C4 WRC," said Kubica.
He continued: "Rallying is one of my favourite forms of motorsport. After completing a test session so that I can get used to the car, competing in the Rally di Como will above all be an opportunity to get to a feel for the car and learn more about driving it in racing conditions."
"The objective will be different for the Rallye du Var. This will be the third time I have taken part, so it’s a rally with which I am already familiar and where I feel comfortable. And first and foremost I want to rack up as many miles as possible and improve in the category!”