FIA president reveals Subaru WRC comeback talks
Subaru, a three-time constructors’ champion in the WRC, left the series in 2008 due to the global financial crisis. However, they have remained involved in rallying through the Subaru Motorsports USA program. Talks are now underway to entice Subaru back to the top tier of the WRC, with support from Toyota, who owns a stake in the Subaru brand. The FIA is actively searching for new manufacturers to join the championship, and four would be an ideal target. If these discussions with Subaru go well, they could potentially rejoin the WRC in 2027, coinciding with anticipated regulation changes. One hurdle for Subaru is their engine, but Toyota may be able to assist in this area.