The decision of the FIA and the WRC promoter to close the 2020 season in Monza it aroused the interest of manufacturers to add flashy pilots to their ranks. Andreas Mikkelsen, Robert Kubica or Valentino Rossi were the names that quickly made the headlines, although the reality is that Kubica will not be able to compete in the Monza Rally as the Italian event coincides with one of the Formula 1 events in Bahrain, a test in which the Pole must fulfill his commitment to Alfa Romeo as a test driver. With everything, the return of the Polish to the World Rally Championship could be independent of the event the transalpine racetrack.
However, Robert Kubica reportedly in talks with Hyundai Motorsport to return to the WRC in 2021. The goal of the Pole is to complete a partial program at the controls of a Hyundai i20 WRC Coupé, playing only some selected events. This project of the former Formula 1 driver would be subject to the support of the oil company PKN Orlen and would mean the return of Kubica to a discipline and a championship that he has not trodden since 2016. In fact, his last rally in the WRC was Monte Carlo in 2016 and its last competitive event the Rally Coppa Cità di Lucca, in the middle of that same year.
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The WRC looks like a very interesting solution for Robert Kubica after his short time in the DTM. However, the pilot born in 1984 does not contemplate continuing in the German competition now that ‘Class 1’ vehicles have been relegated and the series will go on to compete in 2021 with GT3 vehicles with some changes compared to those used in other championships. A concept that does not quite attract Kubica and that can push the Pole back to the WRC in a transitional season towards the hybrid era that will begin in 2022 with the ‘Rally1’.