If Germany has its green hell, the little Isle of Man between England and Ireland since 1907’s Tourist Trophy, a hellish motorcycle race that takes several days. A crazy race mythologized also because it makes each year casualties among drivers …
To enter again in the Book of Records, Mark Higgins moved into the seat of a Subaru WRX STI modified specially for the occasion by Prodrive: the sports sedan has been stripped and decked numerous aerodynamic modifications. Put on a rally car suspension, this WRX STI develops around 600 hp transmitted to the four Dunlop Sport Maxx BTCC tire.
In the end, the 60 km course was 17 minutes and 49 seconds, an average speed of 204 km / h. For information, this is about a minute and a half better than the previous record, and this time instead Subaru Impreza at the best time motorcycle tour of the Isle of Man. Here is an excerpt of the passage of the Subaru.
Higgins, Subaru, Ile-de-Man. Three names that we see every year or so joined. The Manois pilot became the specialist if any of the tour of the Ile-de-Man breakneck speeds on roads, by car.