No DTM Mercedes drive for Kubica

20 February 2013 01:47

Formula One driver Robert Kubica, seriously injured in a crash in February 2011, will not as suggested be competing in Germany's touring car championship (DTM) this season.

The 28-year-old Pole had tested for Mercedes in Valencia this month but his possible drive in the German team's 2013 DTM line-up has gone instead to Spain's Dani Juncadella.

Kubica's plans for the year are unclear, but a campaign in the European Rally championship has been mooted.

Kubica, with the Renault F1 team at the time, suffered life-threatening multiple injuries in an accident at the Ronde di Andora Rally two years ago.

The 27-year-old's right-hand was partially severed in the crash in northern Italy when he hit a safety barrier and had to be cut free from his car. He also suffered serious injuries to his shoulder and leg.

Source: AFP