Mark Higgins has a good reason to celebrate. The English rally driver set a new world record in the Isle of Man after he ran the very difficult TT Circuit with a WRX STI. The record lap occurred on the English driver's first attempt on the 37.8 mile course, coming in at a cool 19 minutes and 56.7 seconds. The record didn't come without any challenges of course.
And Mark was able to give us a firsthand perspective on just how close he came to missing the record on the second run due to the additional weight of having a passenger. According to Mark, "On our second practice I had the biggest 'moment' of my career. We had a passenger on the run and so coming into Bray Hill at more than 150 mph the extra weight compressed the suspension more than on previous runs and shifted the Subaru to the left and then right as I corrected it was a real tank slapper.
The whole thing went by so quickly that we never slowed below 110 mph and then we were back on the power. It was amazing and the helicopter shots really show just how hairy it really was." So, there you have it, Mark Higgins making history at the Isle of Man TT Circuit. Enjoy the video of the record run.