In 2019, the last time a full APRC season was contested, Young was the odds-on favourite to win his first APRC Championship title, having won multiple APRC Junior, 2WD, Production and Asia Cup titles since 2014. But electrical problems with his Cucso Toyota C-HR APR-4 eventually forced his retirement from the 2019 APRC final, handing the title to Chinese-Taipei driver Lin Dewei.
Having moved from Perth back to New Zealand, Young has been in regular contact with Cusco, planning a comeback for both Young and the Japanese motorsport team. Assuming travel between Japan and New Zealand remains open, Young will possibly drive the Cusco Toyota C-HR at June’s Rally Montre and September’s Rally Hokkaido.
“The APRC championship is one thing I’ve always wanted to win. I have come second a lot. I felt at the 2019 APRC final was going to be my year. It wasn’t to be so I’m still chasing that win!”
Cusco is backing Young’s NZRC campaign too and is planning to ship one of their Cusco-built Subaru’s in time for the Auckland waterfront-based Repco WRC Rally of New Zealand at the end of September.