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Kubica in running for full WRC drive

ESPN Staff
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Robert Kubica is flying high in WRC2 this year © Sutton Images

Robert Kubica is being considered for a WRC drive with Citroen in 2014 after a successful debut year in WRC2 this year.

The ex-Formula One driver has returned to competition this year in the WRC2 category and is currently third in the championship but has taken part in fewer events than his rivals ahead of him. He insists he is keeping his options open but Citroen Racing team boss Yves Matton says a step up to WRC is on the cards.

"He is fighting for the title at the moment and this is most important for him, but if he wins this before the end of the season then why not? We and he are not thinking about this for the moment, but it is possible," Matton was quoted by Autosport.

"For sure he is also on the short list that I will do for next year. At the moment, I am waiting until after Germany to think about what I will do with the drivers. But, if Robert continues like he is doing for the last two or three rallies and growing like he is at the moment then I would say it would be normal for him to be on the list for a few rallies - I don't say the full championship."

WRC2 runs alongside the full WRC championship and allows competitors to nominate seven rallies in which they score points, with their best six contributing to their championship points total. Kubica and co-driver Maciek Baran have won two of the four events they have entered and finished second at the gruelling Rally Finland earlier this month.