BRENTWOOD, England – Former Formula One driver Robert Kubica will contest all 13 rounds of next season’s World Rally Championship in a Lotos-supported Ford Fiesta RS WRC.
The 29 year-old Pole is making the step up to rallying’s top tier after clinching the WRC 2 title in 2013 where he won five out of seven events.
“I am really glad that I will participate in all 13 rounds of the [FIA] World Rally Championship [WRC]
with the Fiesta RS WRC,” he said. “The support of my partner, LOTOS Group, combined with the knowledge and experience of M-Sport will create a solid foundation for my further development and I am looking forward to gathering valuable experience on the WRC stages.”
M-Sport Managing Director Malcolm Wilson said: “I am thrilled that Robert will be contesting next season in a Fiesta. Since he burst onto the WRC scene earlier this year, we have been very keen to have him on-board and I think that we can expect some great things from him in 2014.
“You only have to look at the way Robert prepared for the 2013 season to see what it all means to him. He has a desire and a hunger which you don't see in many drivers and I truly believe that M-Sport can offer him all the right tools to move forward in rallying.”
Kubica joins Mikko Hirvonen and Elfyn Evans as confirmed Fiesta RS WRC drivers for 2014.