Kubica takes part in secret Ford rally test

Lotus F1 Team, LAT Photographic

27 August 2012 by Ryan Wood

Robert Kubica has reportedly taken part in a secret four-day rally test in a Ford WRC car last week at a little known French circuit.

The Polish driver was seriously injured in a rally accident in February 2011 in which he lost much of the movement in his right elbow and wrist - however he has slowly begun to recover this movement as his intense physiotherapy continues.

Whilst details of the test, reported by motorsport journalist Joe Saward, remain a secret, it's believed Kubica tested alongside regulars Petter Solberg and Jari-Matti Latvala for four days on the twisty two-mile Circuit des Ecuyers.

A Ford spokesperson kept details to a minimum, describing Kubica as "a mystery driver, who did not wish to have any publicity about the relationship."

Ford's technical director Christian Loriaux added that the mystery driver was "a guy with great experience on asphalt," and that the test "came at his own expense. He worked with passion and has given us valuable feedback. In the end everything went well."

A good friend of Kubica's, Fernando Alonso, recently said it would be hard to say if the 27-year-old would ever be fit enough to return to F1.