New team takes over Subaru WRX cars in TCR Australia

New team takes over Subaru WRX cars in TCR Australia

Molly Taylor Subaru TCR
Photo: Daniel Kalisz / TCR Australia

The Subaru WRX TCR cars have been taken over by a new team in the TCR Australia series, after Kelly Racing opted to focus on its Holden Astra TCR cars in the final round of the series next month.

Milldun Motorsport has acquired the two WRX STi TCR cars from Kelly Racing and will make its début in the competitive touring car category at The Bend Motorsport Park next month.

Kelly Racing ran the cars, built by Italian firm Top Run Motorsport, in the first five rounds of 2019, with Molly Taylor and Andre Heimgartner initially getting behind the wheel.

Taylor took part in all of the first five events in Subaru machinery, whilst Heimgartner raced the Japanese car in the first four events, before switching to Holden. During that time Heimgartner recorded the car’s best result of sixth at Phillip Island.

Kelly Racing abandoned its Subaru TCR project for the last round at Sandown following recorring mechanical issues.

Milldun Motorsport is based in Pakenham, Victoria, is in negotiations with drivers to take part in the season finale of TCR Australia on 15 – 17 November.

Milldun Motorsport’s history is predominantly in rallying, but it has also been involved in sports cars, saloons, historic racing and the new Australian S5000 single seater category.

“It’s really exciting to be involved in the TCR Australia Series,” said Liam Dunn, Owner of Milldun Motorsport.

“There is a lot of potential in the Subarus and we are really looking forward to the challenge.

“The success that the category has had in its first year has been huge, and it’s something that we definitely want to be a part of.

“We’ve gone over the cars and, fundamentally, they are quite good. There is a lot of potential there and I can’t see that there’s any reason why they won’t be as quick as some of the other cars in the category.”