Rush Return to Rally Action for Subaru do
Subaru do Motorsport team reactivates its 2019 rally campaign this weekend at the Pedders Eureka Rush Rally, Ballarat, aiming to build on its strong second-place going into the second half of the CAMS Australian Rally Championship (ARC).
Action resumes on Saturday evening, in what will be the second “short format” ARC event for the year, with competitors rallying across just 10 stages through to Sunday afternoon.
Subaru do Motorsport driver Molly Taylor and co-driver Malcolm Read are keen to maintain momentum from their impressive second place at Subaru Rally Tasmania in June.
Their Orange Motorsport prepared All-Wheel Drive Subaru WRX STI hit the sweet spot in Tasmania and with Team Principal Craig Brooks confident the car is now ready to hit peak form, Taylor is refreshed and fully prepared to deliver in Victoria.
Molly said: “The whole team came away from Rally Tasmania with a great sense of achievement.
“Team spirit has never been better and we have every confidence that the ‘Rex has more to give, so we can’t wait to get out on the stages.”
She added: “With the short-format experience of Canberra behind us, we’ve got complete appreciation of the intensity, teamwork and adrenaline involved – and it’s something we all want more of!”
This weekend’s rally includes an entry field of 42 competitors; 13 in the ARC class.
In between events Molly has been having fun at SubiNats, on Phillip Island, treating Subaru WRX Club members to thrilling rides on the skid pan at the iconic circuit.
She has also been literally buying into the Subaru heritage – with the purchase of a classic Brumby ute, the car that contributed so much to growing the brand’s All-Wheel Drive reputation in Australia.
Pedders Eureka Rush Rally gets underway on Saturday evening with two quick 2.61 kilometre dashes around the BWEZ Super Special Stage at Mitchell Park.
Actions resumes on Sunday morning with eight stages near Beaufort.
The four morning stages are repeated in the afternoon, with the greatest challenge being the 24.24 km SS4 and SS8 Water Race.
The podium finish is planned for 4pm at the Beaufort Service Park.
2019 CAMS AUSTRALIAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR
Forest Rally, Busselton, WA – 5-7 April
National Capital Rally, Canberra, ACT – 10-11 May
Subaru Rally Tasmania, Launceston, TAS – 21-23 June
Eureka Rally, Ballarat, VIC – 24-25 August
Adelaide Hills Rally, Adelaide Hills, SA – 20-22 September
Rally Australia, Coffs Harbour, NSW – 15-17 November