Kubica injured in high speed rally accident

Posted on February 6, 2011

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Robert Kubica has been injured in a high speed rally accident this morning and flown to hospital for treatment.

Lotus Renault driver Robert Kubica has been injured in a rally accident. Credit: Lotus Renault

The Pole was competing in the Ronde di Andora Rally and crashed. His team have confirmed he is currently in surgery to repair multiple fractures to his right hand, arm and leg. A further update is due later this afternoon.

In a statement, Lotus Renault said today: “Lotus Renault GP driver, Robert Kubica, suffered an accident at high speed this morning while competing in the Ronde di Andora Rally.

“The driver was airlifted to Pietra Ligure Hospital, where he is currently undergoing medical checks. His co-driver is fine.

“Lotus Renault GP will issue another statement as soon as more information is known about Robert’s condition.”

They added just after 2pm: “After undergoing extensive medical checks this morning, Robert Kubica has been diagnosed with multiple fractures to his right arm, leg and hand. He is currently undergoing surgery at the Santa Corona Hospital in Pietra Ligure.

“Robert suffered a high-speed accident this morning while competing in the Ronde di Andora Rally.”

Given the timing, it raises the possibility Kubica won’t be fit to start the season in March, with Bruno Senna in pole position to step up to a race seat.

If he can’t compete, Kubica will be a great loss to Formula One. He had champion written all over him.

But that is for another day. Accidents do happen in motorsport despite safety being better than ever.

We can only hope Kubica’s injuries are not too serious and he is able to make a swift, full recovery.

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