Fitz­mau­rice Subaru to re­turn to stages

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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.”

Fitz­mau­rice is still suf­fer­ing from in­juries from the crash

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