Kubica enters 2016 WRC season-opener in Monte-Carlo

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Ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica will take part in the first round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship in Monte-Carlo later this month.

Kubica moved into rallying after suffering an injury to his right arm in 2011 that ended his single-seater career, but hinted last year that he was interested in a return to circuit racing.

The Pole said that he was unsure which WRC events – if any – he would enter in 2016, telling Autosport: “Next year is the time to have something different and probably end up doing some different things and maybe the rally as well.”

However, ahead of the prestigious Rallye Monte-Carlo later this month, Kubica’s self-backed entry has been confirmed in the premier class. The Pole will pilot a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car alongside co-driver Maciej Szczepaniak.

Defending world champion Sebastien Ogier once again heads the entry list, and will be hoping to begin his bid for a fourth WRC title in style on January 21.

To see a full list of entries for the 84th Rallye Monte-Carlo, click here.