Following an incident this morning on the second stage of Kennards Hire Rally Australia, the Subaru do Motorsport team will not contest the rest of the three-day event.
The Subaru crew of driver Molly Taylor and co-driver Malcolm Read were checked out by medical staff on stage after reporting soreness following a high speed collision with a hay bale, which was positioned to guard a tree trunk.
They were subsequently transported by a rally Medical Intervention Vehicle to the rally village medical centre for further checks.
Both report soreness but no other injuries.
The team’s WRX STI was badly damaged in the engine bay area, prompting the stage to be stopped for a period to enable emergency crews to access the incident, which occurred 7.2 kilometres into the stage.