Robert Kubica emerged unscathed when he left the road and crashed into the trees during the San Martino di Castrozza Rally.
The Pole, who has been out of action since suffering severe injuries in a rally crash last February, made a successful return to motorsport earlier this month winning the Ronde Gomitolo di Lana Rally in Italy.
However, Kubica's second outing in his Subaru Impreza WRC did not go according to plan.
Contesting the San Martino di Castrozza Rally on Saturday, the 27-year-old lost control of the car and ran off the road, crashing into the trees.
Both Kubica and his navigator Jakub Gerber escaped injury but were not able to continue as the car was badly damaged.