I hope this Is true, I think that he would fit in great in the wrc. I just hope that he doesn’t jump the gun and join the wrc before he is fully ready, because that definitely won’t do him any good. Hopefully we’ll hear some news soon.
The article suggests Kubica could join Ford’s works squad, but even if Latvala joins Volkswagen, I don’t see it happening. Kubica is an untested and unproven quantity in rallying, and there is no way Ford would put him in a works car straight away. It’s far more likely that they will promote Tanak to the works team and put Kubica in the M-Sport Fiesta, or take Mads Ostberg and have Kubica take his place at Adapta.
I think it’s too early to say that this one-off tests means Kubica will make a switch to the WRC, although it certainly makes it a likely possibility. What, so far, is more interesting and note-worthy is the fact that his pace was good, as Autosport and other sources report.
I’ve heard talk that the WRC will be restructured next year, with Super 2000, Group N and the WRC Academy reimagined as WRC2, WRC3 and WRC4. Ford and M-Sport build most of the S2000 Fiestas in-house, and I see no reason why M-Sport could not run them in-house, so if these claims are true, then perhaps Kubica is looking at joining the WRC2 feeder series and looking to step up to the premier class in 2014.