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01-10-2018

You may have heard the acronym ‘WLTP’ mentioned in the motoring media recently. But what does it mean exactly? And how will it affect you? Our simple guide tells you everything you need to know. WLTP stands for ‘Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure’ and as the…

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SUBARU SUPPORTS PROJECT EDWARD TO RAISE AWARENESS OF ROAD SAFETY

03-09-2018

As a pioneer and passionate advocate of automotive safety, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Subaru is supporting the Project EDWARD road safety initiative created by TISPOL (European Traffic Police Network). EDWARD is an acronym for ‘European Day Without a Road Death’ and it makes…

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SUBARU CELEBRATES 60TH ANNIVERSARY WITH DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY VEHICLES

23-07-2018

To celebrate our 60th anniversary, we have a limited number of Diamond Anniversary vehicles available from the 6th August while stocks last. Available on the all-new XV, Outback and Forester, the range offers exclusive additions to the Euro NCAP five star rated cars as well as a choice of three…

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SUBARU RETURNS TO THE SHOOTING LINE AT THE GAME FAIR 2018

04-06-2018

Subaru UK returns to The Game Fair 2018, as official sponsor for the Shooting Line. Held at Ragley Hall from the 27th to 29th July 2018, Subaru brings its versatile range of vehicles to shooting and countryside enthusiasts this Summer. A mainstay for show visitors, the manufacturers…

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A TRICKY WEEKEND OF RACING AT THRUXTON

29-05-2018

It's fair to say that Team BMR’s start to the 2018 British Touring Car Season has not gone as hoped, with the team's trio of Subaru Levorgs facing an array of challenges across the first three rounds. The tricky season continued at Thruxton with all three Levorgs having their…

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POLICE CRACKDOWN ON DISTRACTED DRIVERS

29-05-2018

Amid the crackdown on drivers using mobile phones at the wheel, UK police forces are to start using unmarked lorries to spot drivers using their mobile phones illegally on the go. In addition to the numerous safety risks, you can be fined up to £200 and receive 6 points on your license if…

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TEAM BMR'S SUBARU LEVORG TRIO IN THICK OF THE ACTION AT DONINGTON PARK

21-05-2018

Team BMR joined the second round of the BTCC, ready to kick-start their 2018 season at Donington Park last weekend, the outfit's trio of Subaru Levorg GTs prepped and on the pace and ready to join the hunt from the off. What started out as a difficult weekend became an optimistic challenge…

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SUBARU OPENS ITS DOORS TO PROSPECTIVE FRANCHISEES THIS MAY

02-05-2018

Subaru UK is pleased to invite prospective franchisees to its ‘open house’ franchising event, at the manufacturer’s Birmingham head office on 30th May 2018. Following the 5.5% year on year growth of the safety focused SUV brand, Subaru UK is looking to continue its positive…

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FIVE STAR SAFETY. SIX STAR STYLE

02-05-2018

Safety is part of Subaru’s heritage. We were one of the first manufacturers to crash test our vehicles, and those decades of rigour means that the Subaru range includes some of the safest cars ever made. All Subaru SUVs (plus Impreza and Levorg) boast a maximum 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating,…

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SUBARU SHOWS POSITIVE GROWTH BUCKING NEGATIVE INDUSTRY TRENDS

18-04-2018

Subaru new car sales show growth across first quarter of 2018 by 5.5% Industry new car sales down by 12.4% in first quarter of 2018 Launch of all-new XV model in January 2018 proved successful for network Class leading safety credentials, accolades and fresh brand campaign aide in building brand…

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SUBARU UK ANNOUNCE SPECIFICATION AND PRICING FOR 2018 OUTBACK

18-04-2018

2018 Subaru Outback receives upgrades to exterior and interior designs Inclusion of Lane Keep Assist completes EyeSight safety technologies on 2018 model Available in two trim levels, SE and SE Premium Significant upgrades and redesign for 2018 model come at no extra cost to customers Pricing…

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A POSITIVE START TO THE SEASON FOR TEAM BMR

18-04-2018

Credit: Gergo Toth Photography The more things change, the more they stay the same; Team BMR's 2018 BTCC campaign began in the same, trying manner as this time last year, with the Subaru-backed team's charge led by the incumbent champion Ashley Sutton. The team's trio of Subaru BMR…

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SUBARU UK STRENGTHENS ITS DEALER NETWORK WITH NEW APPOINTMENTS

18-04-2018

Four new Subaru dealer franchises appointed in Q1 2018 Dealerships based across the UK to offer customers a higher level of locality New appointments follow new ‘Better Where It Matters’ brand direction for UK Appointments follow successful launch of all-new XV earlier this year…

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CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF SUBARU

18-04-2018

The Subaru marque has been pushing forward the boundaries of vehicle manufacture for over six decades. 2018 is a celebratory year for us as we look back at 60 years of creating the safest, most capable and reliable cars on the road today. Like many manufacturers, we started with aeroplanes,…

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SUBARU UK COMPLETES ON PARTNERSHIP WITH IDEAL HOME SHOW AS OFFICIAL AUTOMOTIVE SPONSOR 2018

18-04-2018

Subaru UK is pleased to be announced as Official Automotive Sponsor of the Ideal Home Show 2018, as the SUV brand continues its challenge to become the fastest growing UK automotive brand of 2018. Bringing its fresh SUV range to home and property enthusiasts, Subaru will showcase the all-new XV,…

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WORLD PREMIERE OF SUBARU VIZIV TOURER CONCEPT AT GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

18-04-2018

Subaru Corporation today unveiled the Subaru VIZIV* Tourer Concept at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show. SUBARU VIZIV TOURER CONCEPT Since the debut of the Subaru VIZIV Concept in 2013, Subaru has produced a series of themed concept models embodying the brand’s vision for the future of…

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SUBARU PITCHES UP AT THE CARAVAN, CAMPING AND MOTORHOME SHOW 2018

18-04-2018

Subaru sets up pitch at the annual Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018, held at the Birmingham NEC from 20th - 25thFebruary 2018. Showcasing the brands strong SUV line up, Subaru brings the all-new XV, Outback and Forester to the annual show, allowing outdoors enthusiasts the opportunity…

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SUBARU TAKES VISITORS OFF-ROAD AS THE OFFICIAL AUTOMOTIVE PARTNER OF THE GREAT BRITISH SHOOTING SHOW 2018

18-04-2018

SUV brand, Subaru UK, announced as Official Automotive Partner of The Great British Shooting Show 2018, held at the Birmingham NEC from 16th - 18th February 2018. Subaru brings the Outback, Forester and all-new XV to the annual show, eschewing the brands safety, reliability and capability…

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SUBARU TO DEBUT “SUBARU VIZIV TOURER CONCEPT” AT 2018 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

18-04-2018

Subaru Corporation today announced that “SUBARU VIZIV* TOURER CONCEPT” will make its world debut at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show to be held in Switzerland (Press day: March 6 - 7 / Open to the public: March 8 - 18, 2018). The SUBARU VIZIV TOURER CONCEPT will be unveiled at…

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SUBARU UK ANNOUNCE CHRIS GRAHAM AS MANAGING DIRECTOR

18-04-2018

Subaru UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Graham as Managing Director, replacing Paul Tunnicliffe who becomes Automotive Development Director for the IM Group business. Chris Graham, who assumes his new position on the 12th February, joins Subaru UK having worked for the brand…

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2018 SUBARU MOTORSPORT ACTIVITIES

18-04-2018

Subaru Corporation and its motorsport subsidiary Subaru Tecnica International Inc. (STI; President Yoshio Hirakawa; located in Mitaka, Tokyo) announced an overview of Subaru Motorsport activities for 2018. SUPER GT Series Subaru, with the “Subaru BRZ GT300” race car, will compete in the…

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SUBARU SHRUGS INDUSTRY GIMMICKS WITH ‘BETTER WHERE IT MATTERS’ BRAND CAMPAIGN

18-04-2018

Subaru launches new brand campaign ‘Better Where It Matters’ Features all-new XV, which hit dealer showrooms earlier this year. Launch sees premier advertising campaign from MullenLowe and Subaru partnership Campaign launched on January 19th, 2018, including primetime National Geographic…

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ALL-NEW SUBARU XV RECEIVES COMMENDATION AT 2018 WHAT CAR? AWARDS

18-04-2018

The all-new Subaru XV highly commended in the Safety category All-new XV received maximum five-star overall rating in the Euro NCAP safety test Awarded accolade due to integrated EyeSight driver assistance safety technology All-new XV now available in UK dealerships Subaru UK is pleased to announce…

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SUBARU INTRODUCES THE ALL-NEW 2018 SUBARU XV

18-04-2018

The all-new Subaru XV available from January 2018. Compact crossover available in two engine variants, 2.0 litre and 1.6 litre with a choice of SE or SE Premium trim levels. Vehicle features iconic Subaru Boxer Engine, paired with petrol CVT transmission. All-new XV received maximum five-star…

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TWO TO THE TOP: THE ALL-NEW SUBARU XV AND IMPREZA ACHIEVE TOP EURO NCAP SAFETY ACCOLADES FOR 2017

18-04-2018

The all-new Subaru XV and Impreza achieve the top Euro NCAP Best In Class Safety Award in the Small Family Car segment Both new models achieved the maximum five-star overall rating in the Euro NCAP safety test Both Subaru 2018 model year XV and Impreza models secured the best score ever for Subaru,…

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ASH SUTTON TO DEFEND CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE WITH BMR RACING

18-04-2018

BMR Racing are delighted to confirm that current BTCC Champion Ash Sutton will remain with us for the 2018 season in a bid to defend the Driver’s Championship title. 23 year old Ash, from the Herts and Essex border, was crowned the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion back in October…

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SUBARU EYESIGHT HIGHLY COMMENDED FOR SAFETY INNOVATION

14-02-2018

Subaru’s EyeSight collision avoidance technology has been singled out for praise in the inaugural Car Tech Awards established by expert automotive and technology reviewers from Carbuyer and Alphr. The awards judges gave the safety system on the Subaru Outback a 'Highly Commended'…

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ALL-NEW SUBARU XV WINS JNCAP GRAND PRIX AWARD FOR TOP SAFETY SCORE

14-02-2018

The All-New Subaru XV has won the Grand Prix Award for achieving the highest score on record in Japan’s New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) crash safety evaluation tests. In addition; the XV received the Special Award for being fitted with a pedestrian protection airbag as standard. XV is…

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THE ALL-NEW SUBARU IMPREZA MAKES EUROPEAN DEBUT AT THE 67TH FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

14-02-2018

Subaru are pleased to announce that the All-New Impreza will be unveiled at the 67th Frankfurt International Motor Show on the 12th September. Impreza has been built to be safe and secure with a fun driving experience, and comes equipped with Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and…

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SUBARU IMPREZA PREMIERES AT THE 67TH FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

14-02-2018

New from the ground up, Subaru’s All-New Impreza hatch is making its European Debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. Safety performance has been at the forefront of development with Subaru’s new Global Platform and EyeSight, Subaru’s driver assistance system, fitted as…

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SUBARU STAR SUTTON SCOOPS BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

14-02-2018

Adrian Flux Subaru Racing driver Ash Sutton has won the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after a fascinating weekend of racing at Brands Hatch. In the first race, Ash scored a 3rd place podium finish with rival Colin Turkington finishing in 15th position, meaning Ash extended his…

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JASON PLATO REMAINS WITH BMR FOR 2018

07-02-2018

BMR Racing are pleased to announce that double British Touring Car Champion Jason Plato will remain with the team for the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in the Subaru Levorg. Last year saw the BTCC legend celebrate his 50th pole position and his 96th win in the series. Titled the…

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THE ALL-NEW SUBARU XV AND IMPREZA AWARDED MAXIMUM FIVE STAR RATING IN 2017 EURO NCAP SAFETY TEST

29-11-2017

All-new Subaru XV and Impreza achieved maximum five star overall rating in the Euro NCAP safety test Subaru awarded for the 6th consecutive time*1 the maximum five star rating from Euro NCAP Both Subaru XV and Impreza performed the best score ever for Subaru in the Adult Occupant Protection*2 and…

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STRIKING SUBARU SWITCH FOR WALES AWAY STRIP

14-11-2017

Subaru and the Welsh Rugby Union have signed a shirt partnership which means Wales will wear Subaru logos on their away jersey for the next two years. The Welsh Rugby Union recently announced a four-year partnership which will see ‘pick-up professionals’ Isuzu feature on the red home…

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FAREWELL WRX STI: SWANSONG FINAL EDITION LAUNCHED

01-11-2017

WRX STI is the iconic Subaru model; the modern incarnation of yesteryear’s Impreza, conjuring images of special stage success and rallying legends pushing to the limit. Today, Subaru UK launch the WRX STI Final Edition, strictly limited to 150 models to say farewell to this brand icon and mark…

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SUBARU STAR SUTTON SCOOPS BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

05-10-2017

Adrian Flux Subaru Racing driver Ash Sutton has won the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after a fascinating weekend of racing at Brands Hatch. In the first race, Ash scored a 3rd place podium finish with rival Colin Turkington finishing in 15th position, meaning Ash extended his…

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SUBARU FORESTER GETS EVEN SAFER WITH EYESIGHT

28-09-2017

Subaru Forester has been updated in time for winter with the addition of EyeSight, Subaru’s advanced driver assist technology, fitted as standard equipment. EyeSight acts as a second pair of eyes for the driver and depending on the vehicle’s speed, can completely avoid and significantly…

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SUBARU IMPREZA PREMIERES AT THE 67TH FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

27-09-2017

  New from the ground up, Subaru’s All-New Impreza hatch is making its European Debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. Safety performance has been at the forefront of development with Subaru’s new Global Platform and EyeSight, Subaru’s driver assistance system,…

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ROCKINGHAM SUBARU RACE REPORT

04-09-2017

Ash Sutton moved to the top of the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after another successful weekend saw him win his sixth race of the season. The aim for Rockingham was to score as many points as possible and Saturday showed us that in the BTCC you never quite know what’s…

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THRUXTON SUBARU RACE REPORT

23-08-2017

Vital points were gained by Adrian Flux Subaru Racing driver Ash Sutton this weekend at Thruxton in Hampshire for rounds 7, 8 and 9 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with Jason Plato, James Cole and Josh Price all struggling with the lack of straight line speed at a circuit that is…

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ONE TEAM, ONE MISSION. KNOCKHILL RACE REPORT

15-08-2017

Photos by Phil Laughton Photography Knockhill race weekend was one of pure class and true teamwork from Adrian Flux Subaru Racing as the team pulled together to ensure that maximum points were scored. Jason returned to true form taking a win and a second place, Ash shone yet again mirroring his…

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ASH DOES THE DOUBLE

03-08-2017

We headed to Snetterton eager to return to racing following the annual BTCC summer break, after all the BMR Racing drivers took part in the Dunlop tyre test, followed by a swap of cars between Ash and Jason during a test at Donington Park, where fresh data was gathered and analysed benefitting all…

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SUBARU WRX STI TYPE RA NBR SPECIAL SETS SUB-SEVEN MINUTE NÜRBURGRING LAP

25-07-2017

The Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Special set a new lap record for a four-door saloon at the famous 12.8-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife race track, achieving a time of 6:57.5. The time was achieved using the Nürburgring timing equipment and was officially verified by track officials. The WRX…

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LIMITED RUN SUBARU OUTBACK INTRODUCED

10-07-2017

Subaru are pleased to announce the launch of a limited run of fifty Black & Ivory Outbacks. Available from 1st September, the limited run Outback is styled with Crystal Black Silica paint and the interior is equipped with Ivory leather, making the limited specification an eye-catching…

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THE ALL-NEW SUBARU IMPREZA MAKES EUROPEAN DEBUT AT THE 67TH FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

03-07-2017

Subaru are pleased to announce that the All-New Impreza will be unveiled at the 67th Frankfurt International Motor Show on the 12th September. Impreza has been built to be safe and secure with a fun driving experience, and comes equipped with Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and…

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A NEW ‘KING OF CROFT’

15-06-2017

  Last weekend at Croft brought a pole position and podiums galore as we travelled to the North East for rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. The weekend started with Ash dominating both of the free practice sessions in the wet on Saturday morning, before a…

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SUBARU SCOOPS ACCOLADES IN DRIVER POWER SURVEY

08-06-2017

Subaru Outback and Forester have picked up a quartet of awards from Driver Power, the UK’s Number 1 car ownership survey. In the best family car category, Subaru Outback picked up a Silver Award with a score of 91.18%. Subaru Forester scooped Gold Awards for Ride &…

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SUBARU WRX-STI TO PARTICIPATE IN NÜRBURGRING 24-HOURS

25-05-2017

Subaru is pleased to announce that its motorsports subsidiary, Subaru Tecnica International (STI), will participate in the 45th Nürburgring 24-Hour Race to be held at the Nürburgring in the Eifel region of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, on May 25-28, 2017, entering a vehicle based on…

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DONINGTON PARK SUBARU RACE REPORT

20-04-2017

Another tough weekend for the Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Team but points are on the board with two podiums for Ash Sutton. The centre of gravity changes for the 2017 season affect the performance of the Subaru Levorg in addition to the cars struggling with a straight-line speed deficit, which has…

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ALL-NEW SUBARU XV WINS JNCAP GRAND PRIX AWARD FOR TOP SAFETY SCORE

12-04-2017

The All-New Subaru XV has won the Grand Prix Award for achieving the highest score on record in Japan’s New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) crash safety evaluation tests. In addition; the XV received the Special Award for being fitted with a pedestrian protection airbag as standard. XV is…

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SUBARU EYESIGHT HIGHLY COMMENDED FOR SAFETY INNOVATION

17-03-2017

Subaru’s EyeSight collision avoidance technology has been singled out for praise in the inaugural Car Tech Awards established by expert automotive and technology reviewers from Carbuyer and Alphr. The awards judges gave the safety system on the Subaru Outback a 'Highly Commended'…

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BTCC IS HERE FOR ADRIAN FLUX SUBARU RACING

16-03-2017

The day has finally arrived for the official launch of the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship here at Donington Park with a new season that promises to be another unforgettable one. BMR’s Adrian Flux Subaru Racing are proud to introduce our drivers Jason Plato and James Cole who…

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FOUR IN THE TOP TEN FOR SILVERLINE SUBARU BMR RACING

02-03-2017

Free Practice One was all about trying to get the right balance for the Subaru Levorg GT’s with the cars having not completed many miles during the annual Dunlop tyre test. The session saw Colin Turkington once again dominate for the first of the two free practice sessions and topping the…

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ASH SUTTON RECEIVES BRDC SUPERSTARS ACCOLADE

15-02-2017

It has been announced this morning Team BMR’s Ash Sutton will join the BRDC Superstars roster in 2017 as the young drivers’ programme enters its 10th anniversary year. The British Racing Drivers Club founded the scheme under the watchful eye of none other than President Damon Hill OBE…

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SUBARU BRZ MAKES PUBLIC DEBUT AT AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL

09-01-2017

Subaru’s updated BRZ Sports Coupe will make its public debut at the Autosport International Show later this week. Europe’s largest motorsport show opens its doors 12th - 15th January 2017 at the NEC and BMR Racing and Subaru can be found at stand 6000 in Hall 6. The 2017 BRZ has been…

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SILVERLINE SUBARU BMR RACING SCORE DOUBLE WIN AT BRANDS HATCH BTCC FINALE

06-10-2016

Sunday saw the finale of the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with Silverline Subaru BMR Racing drivers, Colin Turkington and Jason Plato in championship contention 37 and 21 points adrift of championship leader Sam Tordoff. Colin claimed the first point of the weekend by qualifying…

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SILVERSTONE POINTS CONFIRM SEASON FINALE DUO

25-09-2016

Silverstone played host to the penultimate rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship last weekend with both Colin Turkington and Jason Plato in contention for the 2016 championship title. Between the pair they were looking for a good haul of points in order for them to be in a strong…

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SUBARU STORM THROUGH THE FIELD AT ROCKINGHAM

31-08-2016

Qualifying on Saturday afternoon was red flagged half way through the session when the weather made a turn for the worse plunging the circuit into the darkness of thunder, lightning and torrential rain. Jason Plato was one of the many drivers that endured an off track excursion before the session…

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SEPTEMBER SPECIAL - FORESTER SPECIAL EDITION INTRODUCED

25-08-2016

To further celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Subaru Boxer engine, Subaru are pleased to announce the introduction of the Forester Special Edition. On sale from the 1st September, 100 units will be produced and will be priced at £29,995 for the petrol Lineartronic and £31,495 for the…

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CHATSWORTH COUNTRY FAIR FOR SUBARU

25-08-2016

Subaru dealer Europa located on Granville Square on Suffolk Road in Sheffield, has announced it will showcase the latest Subaru vehicles at the Chatsworth Country Fair, which takes place from 2-4 September. The Chatsworth Country Fair, held at Chatsworth House in Bakewell, Derbyshire, is a…

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LADY UNDER PRESSURE FROM NORTHGEORGE AS SUBARU FINAL LOOMS

18-08-2016

Northgeorge’s win was testament to his toughness and durability, for it was his 11th run of the season and his fourth success. When not winning he has invariably been placed, and is providing a “dream” for owner Steve Young, who runs a South Wales-based medical supplies business.…

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NORTHGEORGE TAKES LEAD IN SUBARU CHAMPIONSHIP – BUT LADY IN WAITING

31-07-2016

Northgeorge’s win was testament to his toughness and durability, for it was his 11th run of the season and his fourth success. When not winning he has invariably been placed, and is providing a “dream” for owner Steve Young, who runs a South Wales-based medical supplies business.…

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