Robert Kubica has had to pull out of the Monte Carlo Rally again Sad news for Robert Kubica, with the Polish driver having to withdraw from the Monte Carlo Rally for the second year running.

Kubica’s opportunity to contest the high-profile opening round of the InterContinental Rally Championship came unstuck last year when his engine blew on the prologue stage, but this year’s non-participation is actually the fault of his F1 employer, Renault.

It turns out that Renault has been unable to supply Kubica with a suitable vehicle that conforms to the S2000 regulations under which the IRC is now run, and his F1 team’s management wouldn’t allow him to source another Super 2000 car instead.

Didn’t Lotus Cars have something lying around for him to use?

[Original image via Sutton Images]

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