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Kubica delighted with DTM test (With Video)

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25/01/2013

Robert Kubica, who completed 114 laps of Valencia's Circuit Ricardo Tormo in a DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupe yesterday, says the test was "great fun" and that he experienced no problems.

As part of his recovery process following his near fatal rally accident in February 2011, the Pole was offered a day in the Mercedes at the pre-season test.

The former BMW and Renault star, who had to get accustomed to the handling characteristics of a car with which he was totally unfamiliar, completed over 280 miles on the former Grand Prix track on which he has previously tested F1 cars.

"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-Coupe," he said. "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," he continued. "I was able to get to grips with the car and felt very comfortable in it, 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, and had no problems whatsoever in the car."

Check out video footage of Robert in action, here.

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