Renault Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica will return to his Clio S1600 for this weekend's Rallye d'Antibes in the south of France.
Entering the penultimate round of the FIA European Rally Championship will give the Polish driver the opportunity to tackle some of the world's finest asphalt roads, many of which he should have competed on during January's Monte Carlo Rally.
His entry on the Monaco-based season-opener was cut short when his Renault Clio R3 was hit by engine problems just two miles into the rally. Driving an older-specification Clio S1600, Kubica will start from position 20 and will face stiff competition from the drivers of more modern Super 1600 machinery, including Czech driver Jan Cerny and his Citroen C2 R2 Max. Kubica's car will be co-driven on the Antibes-based event by countryman Jakub Gerber.
The event starts with two stages on Friday night before visiting classics such as Col de Bleine and Turini over the weekend. The 14 stages comprise 161 competitive miles and finishes back in Antibes on Sunday afternoon.