Maciej Lubiak has been involved in car rallies practically from birth, as his father, Andrzej, was a successful rally driver. However, even before Maciek had taken his first steps into motor sport, he had been successfully participating in tennis tournaments since the age of 6, earning national and international championships. In 1988, Maciej became Polish Junior Champion, two years later grasping victory in the international tournament in Paris and the Bohdan Tomaszewski Cup. In 1992, he became Polish Senior Team Champion.
This promising career was cut short by injury and he decided to try his hand at rallying. He made his rally debut in 1998 at Fiat Cinquecento Sporting. Just two years later he won the Fiat Seicento Sporting Cup. After this success, he took to the wheel of VW Polo where he won in the A5 class. His successes got him noticed and the young, promising player was mentioned at the Junior WRC. Unfortunately, budget problems prevented implementation of this plan, but Lubiak did not give up and we admired him winning as many as four rallies in class N3 in 2002.