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Subaru returns to racing

By Scott Newman, 14 Jan 2016 News

Subaru returns to racing

Rear-drive Levorg to compete in 2016 BTCC

No, sadly, it's not the return to the WRC we all want but Subaru is channeling a bit of Volvo by entering a wagon in this year's British Touring Car Championship.

The car will be run by Team BMR as part of a three-year deal and driven by former champions Jason Plato - who you might also know from his TV work on Fifth Gear - and Colin Turkington.

Subaru's famed all-wheel drive system has been ditched, however, with race regulations forcing it to run in two-wheel drive and, happily, Team BMR has chosen the rears to do the dirty work.

Under the bonnet resides the 2.0-litre turbocharged flat-four with current BTCC racers punching out around 260kW.

The 2016 BTCC season kicks off at Brands Hatch on April 2-3.