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2013-09-18 07:20

THREE-WHEEL RALLY: Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica showed his fighting spirit by crossing the finish line at a rally in Poland without a right front wheel. Image: Youtube

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Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica is known for his fighting spirit. One has to admire his persistence for ploughing through to the finish line during a rally in Poland - without a front right wheel!

POLAND - Kubica reportedly started the event in second place overall but had to retire on Day 1 after his right front wheel was torn from his Citroen DS3 rally car when he hit a rock.

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Instead of giving up Kubica pressed on to the finish without knowing just how badly damaged was his car.

'IT'S A SHAME'


He told Yahoo Sport: “I thought we had less damage than we have. I tried to make it to the finish as I thought we had some spare parts but we don’t and it’s a shame.

“It was in a quick part and I hit a stone on the braking and all the effort went on the front right. I thought at the beginning it was a puncture but in the end it was the wheel. I was doing my rally to be honest, not risking anything but its kind of part of the rally."

Wheels24 reported on the Polish driver’s near-fatal crash in 2011 when the F1 ace, racing for BMW Sauber at the time, went rallying in Italy. Kubica’s doctor then ruled he would have to be out of F1 for at least a year to regain full use of his almost-severed right hand.

In 2012, he returned to motorsport after 19 months of recovery when he took part and won the Ronde Gomitolo di Landa rally at the wheel of a Subaru Impreza. This was short-lived when he crashed into a tree during a smaller rally event in Italy during the same year.

Earlier in 2013, Wheels24 also reported Kubica had crashed again during the 2013 Canary Islands Rally on March 23.

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