David Higgins to Drive Demo Car Lap at Isle of Man TT
As part of the sponsorship activation programme, Subaru will also be involved in a closed road demonstration lap around the iconic Mountain Course at this year’s TT. Tony Pond was the last driver to race a closed road car lap of the course, in 1990.
Manx rally star and official 2011 Subaru Rally Team USA driver, David Higgins, will be the pilot on the closed road car lap. He is a two-time U.S Rally Champion as well as 2004 British Rally Champion.
“Having grown up on the Isle of Man I understand that the TT Races has a mythical status and an incredible heritage and I am looking forward to adding another chapter to its history. The Mountain Course represents a stunning drive but for once I’m not going to have much chance to take in the views,” David Higgins said in a statement, referring to the closed road demonstration lap.
“The name Subaru has become synonymous with Rally success on the Isle of Man and we look forward to welcoming them in such an integral role in the TT Races,” added Geoff Corkish, MBE, MHK, Political Member, Isle of Man Tourism.