Renault F1 driver Robert Kubica has again signed up for the annual Monte Carlo Rally, which is slated to begin in January. The Polish driver will join a group of famous names from rallying and F1 circles on the entry list for the opening round of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Championship season.
Kubica was a star entry at last year’s event, but failed to drive when the engine on his Renault Clio failed on the prologue run to the start of the event. However, he has competed in several national-level rallies during 2010 as his schedule has permitted, achieving impressive results and fuelling speculation that he will follow former F1 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen into a rallying career.
While not yet confirmed, it is believed that he will contest either a Renault Clio S1600 or Clio R3.
A few former F1 figures will also be present, including Alex Caffi – an interviewee on Richard’s F1 – while will contest in a Skoda Fabio S2000 and Stéphane Sarrazin, who will drive a Peugeot.
Let’s hope Robert’s engine starts this time…
[Original image via ESPN F1]