Fitzmaurice Subaru to return to stages
A rare Subaru will make a return to Irish rallying in the hands of previous owner Daragh O’riordan on the Circuit of Kerry next month.
The Subaru S12c WRC is believed to be one of kind by Thomas Fitzmaurice, who is in rehabilitation following a crash in the same car on the Gortnagane stage of the 2013 Rally of the Lakes in Killarney. He suffered extensive injuries including two broken ankles while co-driver Fionn Foley was also injured. The car was also badly damaged.
Fitzmaurice says O’riordan is the perfect driver to give the rebuilt car a maiden run.
“I have great faith in Daragh, he is very mechanically minded and of course he owned the car before,” said Fitzmaurice. “I want him to give me the thumbs up on the car.
“We ran a test and everything is fine, it is just that I want to see it out on the stages. The car is the third person here. Myself and Fionn are nearly right, I just want to make sure the car is right as well.”