Naren spent a day familiarising himself with the Subaru at the Bill Gwynne rally school near Brackley, England, before heading to the Welsh countryside for a proper test at the famed Sweet Lamb motorsport complex.
Undertaken in typically difficult Welsh conditions, Kumar was rated highly by SWRTs chief evaluator Geoff Jones. “He’s got great car-control, and we didn’t have a single ‘moment’, considering this was the first time he’s driven a Subaru…the potential’s there. I think Naren is capable of a top five finish in the PWRC”.
After the test Kumar was non-commital on his future plans, which are still primarily with the 2008 APRC. “We only did a evaluation test with Prodrive , nothing has been finalised as a lot of things will have to fall in place. This was only a test”.