The Subaru World Rally Team has confirmed that it will run a second manufacturer team for the 2009 WRC season.
The team will be run by the Adapta World Rally Team, run by Team Principal Morton Ostberg. Initially, the deal is for Adapta to run two Impreza WRC2008s at the ten European events, with an option on the long-hauls to Argentina and Australia.
Norwegian Mads Ostberg, the 2007 Norwegian Rally Champion, has been confirmed as one of the seats in the newly formed team, with Adapta still searching for a second driver.
“The agreement will see the AWRT use two Subaru Impreza WRC2008s next year as an M2 team and we will look after the cars on the 10 European events” said Team Principal Ostberg. “We also have the option of competing on the two overseas events. SWRT will be responsible for the logistics and AWRT will look after the cars on the events.
“The cars will be serviced adjacent to the SWRT service area. Adapta and SWRT will share their technical expertise and parts knowledge to form a common pool of knowledge, with the AWRT engineers focusing on our cars during events.”
Mads Ostberg will also contest the Norwegian Rally Championship next year in his Subaru Impreza WRC2007.