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Kubica enters 2016 WRC season-opener in Monte-Carlo

FIA World Rally Championship Great Britain - Day Three

DEESIDE, WALES - NOVEMBER 15: Robert Kubica of Poland waves to the crowd during the finishing ceremony of the FIA World Rally Championship Great Britain on November 15, 2015 in Deeside, Wales. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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Ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica will take part in the first round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship in Monte-Carlo later this month.

Kubica moved into rallying after suffering an injury to his right arm in 2011 that ended his single-seater career, but hinted last year that he was interested in a return to circuit racing.

The Pole said that he was unsure which WRC events - if any - he would enter in 2016, telling Autosport: “Next year is the time to have something different and probably end up doing some different things and maybe the rally as well.”

However, ahead of the prestigious Rallye Monte-Carlo later this month, Kubica’s self-backed entry has been confirmed in the premier class. The Pole will pilot a Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car alongside co-driver Maciej Szczepaniak.

Defending world champion Sebastien Ogier once again heads the entry list, and will be hoping to begin his bid for a fourth WRC title in style on January 21.

To see a full list of entries for the 84th Rallye Monte-Carlo, click here.

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