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Kubica to learn from rally crash

Eurosport - Wed, 18 Nov 11:45:00 2009

Formula One driver Robert Kubica has said he "must learn to listen" after crashing out of the Sicilian Rally Taormina-Messina at the weekend.

However the Pole also proved his pace, running inside the top 10 and leading his R3C class on the opening day.

Behind the wheel of a DP Motorsports Renault Clio R3, Kubica was eighth overall after the short opening day and five-tenths of a second clear of local specialist Paul Wise in their category.

The new Renault signing's challenge abruptly ended the following morning when he collided with a wall on SS3, damaging the right-front corner of his car beyond repair.

Nonetheless, Kubica insisted that he had enjoyed the outing - and that the physical challenge had been no great cause for concern.

"I'm used to it," the 24-year-old told the official World Rally Championship website.

"It might be different in Formula One, but we are all athletes. I like the tests and the people have been very welcoming.

"(On the first day) I did not attack; I was trying to learn about driving the car. The only unknowns are the pace notes - I hope to get used to driving in this way. I must learn to listen."

Kubica's next "off-season" rally adventure will come on the French Championship Rallye de Var in Saint Maxime, again in the Clio in just under a fortnight.

He will find himself in illustrious company on the event, up against record-breaking six-times World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb and wife Severine in a C4.
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