by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

Robert Kubica gets to grips with DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé

Today, F1 driver Robert Kubica got behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz C-Coupe AMG DTM car at Valencia. The purpose of the test held on the Ricardo Tormo circuit was evaluating the skill and performance of the Polish driver, whom we all knew suffered a terrible accident in 2013 during a rally. Merc's newly appointed motorsporting director Toto Wolff was also there to have a chat with Robert and evaluate his laps. In the near future, depending on the results of the test, Mercedes-Benz could also consider adding Kubica to their lineup of DTM drivers.


Ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica (Poland, 28) completed his first test in the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé on 24th January 2013 at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo. During this first test session in the world’s most popular touring car series, Kubica had to get accustomed to the handling characteristics of a racing car with which he was totally unfamiliar. He covered 114 laps, which equates to 456.570 kilometres, of the 4.005km circuit where he has posted so many test kilometres in Formula 1 in the past.

Robert Kubica:
“My first day of testing in a DTM car was great fun and I learned a lot about the series and the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé. The first installation lap was in the dry, then a few heavy showers of rain came down and we had to wait for the track to dry out. All in all, it was a good experience, getting to know the car in different weather conditions. I was able to get to grips with the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé and felt very comfortable in the car, even though after my long break it meant adjusting to the high downforce that a state-of-the art DTM race car produces. I’m very pleased with my performance on this first day of DTM testing and had no problems whatsoever in the car.”

Here you have the best photos of the day - enjoy! :)

* Official photos courtesy of Mercedes-AMG GmbH *

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