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Molly Taylor, looking forward to 2019 with a  revised livery, a new motorsport provider and an all-new All-Wheel Drive WRX STI will give the factory-backed Subaru do Motorsport team added edge in the 2019 CAMS Australian Rally Championship (ARC).A revised livery, a new motorsport provider and an all-new All-Wheel Drive WRX STI will give the factory-backed Subaru do Motorsport team added edge in the 2019 CAMS Australian Rally Championship (ARC), which kicks off in Western Australia this weekend.

Molly Taylor and co-driver Malcolm Read will debut a newly-built P5 Production Rally Car (PRC)-class WRX STI, prepared by Craig Brooks’ Devonport-based Orange Motorsport Engineering, in the Make Smoking History Forest Rally, based out of Nannup, east of Busselton.

Taylor was victorious in WA in 2017 and earned a valuable third place finish last year, on the famed ball bearing-like surface that distinguishes many of the event’s 19 competitive stages.

She said: “It’s probably the most change we’ve had in both the team and championship in the past three years since Subaru do Motorsport launched in 2016.

Molly Taylor, looking forward to 2019 with a  revised livery, a new motorsport provider and an all-new All-Wheel Drive WRX STI will give the factory-backed Subaru do Motorsport team added edge in the 2019 CAMS Australian Rally Championship (ARC).

“We’re really excited by the gains we’re achieving in the new car.

“There are lots of detail changes that combine to give us a really competitive package against the AP4 and R5 cars.

“Factor in the WRX STI’s reliability and our good track record in WA, and we’ve got plenty to look forward to.”

She added: “We had a valuable test in Tasmania recently and that’s given us confidence that we can really push for Championship contention this year.”

Recent bush fires outside Nannup have necessitated some stage changes, which will add a challenging new ingredient for competitors.

Molly Taylor, looking forward to 2019 with a  revised livery, a new motorsport provider and an all-new All-Wheel Drive WRX STI will give the factory-backed Subaru do Motorsport team added edge in the 2019 CAMS Australian Rally Championship (ARC).

Heat 1 starts on Friday with two Super Special stages around Busselton’s Barnard Park.

Eight stages follow on Saturday, concluding with two quicks zips around Nannup Oval.

Heat 2 begins with one more Barnard Park run on Saturday night, followed by eight stages ahead of the Nannup Oval podium finish on Sunday afternoon.

In the off-season Taylor was elevated to a prestigious role on the FIA Rally Commission, where she is the Australian representative on the FIA World Rally Championship Commission.

2019 CAMS AUSTRALIAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR

  1. Forest Rally, Busselton, WA – 5-7 April
  2. National Capital Rally, Canberra, ACT – 10-11 May
  3. Subaru Rally Tasmania, Launceston, TAS – 21-23 June
  4. Eureka Rally, Ballarat, VIC – 24-25 August
  5. Adelaide Hills Rally, Adelaide Hills, SA – 20-22 September
  6. Rally Australia, Coffs Harbour, NSW – 15-17 November
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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.