THIS is the new livery that Robert Kubica’s Ford Fiesta RS will carry at the season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo on 22-25 January.
The predominantly grey scheme replaces the red, white, blue and silver design of 2014. One constant is the branding of Kubica’s long-time backers, Polish oil company Lotos.
Kubica is yet to reveal details of his WRC plans this season, but the Pirelli branding on this artwork would suggest a switch from his previous tyre supplier, Michelin.
Kubica’s first competitive stage in the new car will be the 26km Entrevaux – Rouaine section, run next Thursday night.
Last year Kubica got his Monte off to a flying start, winning the first two stages to pull 36.8sec clear of defending champion Sebastien Ogier.