Subaru returns to racing

Subaru returns to racing

Subaru returns to racing

by January 14, 2016

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.