Renault Formula 1 star Robert Kubica will not take part in the Monte Carlo Rally all.
For the second year in succession the Polish driver's attempts to get into the French Alpine stages have come unstuck. Last year it was due to an engine failure on the prologue stage, but this time it is reported to be a contractual issue with his full-time employer.
Kubica had been looking to drive a Super 2000 car from a manufacturer other than Renault, which does not have a vehicle suitable for the Intercontinental Rally Challenge's top class.
Sources within the rally-organizing Automobile Club de Monaco have confirmed that the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix winner will not start the IRC opener.