RK M-Sport: Midday quotes on day 2 at Rallye Monte-Carlo

Robert Kubica: “We’re not taking any risks and when I don’t feel confident I’m backing off quite a lot."

Robert Kubica (4th) said: “We were a bit unlucky on the long stage [SS7] – I think that the tyre pressures we opted for were a bit too low. We thought that the conditions would be drying.

Robert Kubica and Maciek Szczepaniak, Ford Fiesta WRC
Robert Kubica and Maciek Szczepaniak, Ford Fiesta WRC

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We set some really good times in the beginning when the tyre temperature was good, but then there was some really having rain. The surface became really slippery and there was a lot of aquaplaning. We lost a lot of time there, but I still have to be pleased because the pace was very good.

“We’re not taking any risks and when I don’t feel confident I’m backing off quite a lot. Although we did have one moment at a really bumpy corner. We landed awkwardly after the crest and were very lucky not to have any significant damage. But everything is OK and that is the most important.

“To be so close to the world champion, I am of course very happy, but there is still a long way to go. Our primary aim is to be here at the end of the event, and I hope to achieve that.”

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Series WRC
Drivers Robert Kubica , Maciek Szczepaniak
Teams M-Sport
Article type Stage report
Tags enrurance, monte-carlo, robert kubica