Kubica secures M-Sport WRC drive
13 December 2013 – Robert Kubica will contest the top class of next year's World Rally Championship (WRC) with M-Sport.
The 29-year-old Pole, who won the WRC2 title at his first attempt, is to take part in all 13 rounds of the 2014 campaign, driving a Ford Fiesta RS WRC under the banner of Lotos World Rally Team.
"I am really glad that I will participate in all 13 rounds of the World Rally Championship with the Fiesta RS WRC," said Kubica. "I am looking forward to gathering valuable experience on the WRC stages."
M-Sport Managing Director, Malcolm Wilson, added: "I am thrilled that Robert will be contesting next season in a Fiesta. Since he burst onto the WRC scene earlier this year, we have been very keen to have him on-board and I think that we can expect some great things from him in 2014.
"You only have to look at the way Robert prepared for the 2013 season to see what it all means to him. He has a desire and a hunger which you don't see in many drivers and I truly believe that M-Sport can offer him all the right tools to move forward in rallying."
Kubica previously tested for M-Sport last year as he stepped up preparations for his motorsport return. But he opted for a combined WRC and European Rally Championship [ERC] programme with Citroën in 2013.
After his WRC2 title win, he competed in the final WRC round in Wales, where he ultimately crashed out.