The Monza Rally will be the stage that puts an end to the atypical 2020 season of the WRC after the postponements, cancellations and additions that have been given in the calendar of the event. A setting with enough history and appeal for manufacturers to want to have an extra World Rally Car with the presence of a world star. In this line, Valentino Rossi, Andreas Mikkelsen or Robert Kubica have been some of the names that have been linked to a possible participation in Monza at the controls of a car of the queen class of the World Rally Championship.
In the case of Andreas Mikkelsen, the Norwegian appeared to be close to reaching a deal to drive a Citroën C3 WRC in Pirelli colors in the final round of the World Championship at the Monza Autodrome. But nevertheless, this option seems to have been diluted and the presence of Mikkelsen in the Italian event is in doubt, although Andreas continues to work on this option: «I will not pay to drive a ‘Rally1’ in Monza. I have a certain budget, but I want to use it in the right place and at the right time, maybe to drive a ‘Rally1’ next season. Maybe it’s good to go to Monza and drive an R5 car».
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While Mikkelsen still works with the goal of being in Monza, Robert Kubica has confirmed that he will not be in the last round of the WRC. The Polish driver had serious options to compete in Monza at the controls of an M-Sport World Rally Car, but the coincidence of dates with the Bahrain Formula 1 GP leaves Robert without options. However, Kubica has decided to prioritize his role as reserve driver for the Alfa Romeo team And he will be with the team at the Sakhir circuit, a circumstance that prevents him from competing in the Monza Rally between 3 and 6 December.