Very disappointing, however, there is a glimmer of hope with their "return to rally". Personally, if I had to choose, I'd rather see Subarus covered in dirt than lapping tracks.
But still, why not both? It's a sad trend, this getting out of racing business. Kind of like the new mundane impreza. Smaller engine, less character, more like the competition. Why move away from what makes this manufacturer great and profitable?