Subaru returns to the Australian Rally Championship with Molly Taylor

When Subaru announced their return to the Australian Rally Championship with Molly Taylor leading the cohort, we couldn’t contain our excitement.

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After a decade-long hiatus, Subaru are returning to the Aussie rally scene with Molly Taylor at the helm.

Molly, who was the first female in the Australian Motor Sports Foundation (AMSF) International Rising Star Program and recently awarded the 2016 CAMS Peter Brock Medal, will be taking the wheel of the Subaru WRX STI NR4.

As an international rally driver, New South Wales born Molly has competed in British, European and the World Rally Championship, returning to Australia last season driving a Renault Clio, in which she was the first woman to win a heat in the Australian competition and finished second overall.

“This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m both humbled and excited to be part of Subaru’s new plans to build on their amazing rally heritage in Australia,” she said.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do in testing before the first round in April, but the NR4 is a great car and we look forward to seeing the return of the Subaru rally fans.”

The WRX STI NR4 is closer to the Japanese-spec STI with a 2.0L turbo, as opposed to the 2.5L turbo in the Australian model. Being a rally car, there are several other modifications Subaru to make it FIA-compliant and competitive.   

While the co-driver and team name are yet to be announced, Subaru will debut at the Quit Forest Rally in Western Australia from April 22.

Onya, Molly. 

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