Kubica still taking comeback slowly

Robert Kubica says he is not getting ahead of himself when it comes to a top-level competition return ahead of his first outing in a Citroen World Rally Car.

The Pole will drive a title-winning Citroen C4 on two national events this month, including this weekend's Rally di Como.

Kubica is still recovering from the injuries he suffered in a crash at the start of 2011 and that meant he has missed the last two Formula 1 seasons.

Despite stepping up his efforts in WRC machinery, Kubica insists he is still taking it one step at a time and not thinking too far ahead.

"For the, let's say future, I don't have any plans up until now," Kubica told the Reuters news agency. "In the end, I am still at the stage of rehabilitation but for sure I would love to compete in a high level championship, or in a rally or on a circuit.

"Let's see, until now I did some rallies, I did some testing on the race track and I hope my hand will improve and my general condition will improve."

The former grand prix winner admitted his contacts in F1 are now very limited, having been away from the sport for so long.

"It is has been a long time unfortunately [since] I stopped with Formula 1, so my contacts are very limited because in all these months I have been concentrating on coming back and getting my health and body back to the best condition," he said.

After his outing in Italy, the Polish driver will compete in the Rallye du Var in France next weekend.