Drive Wire: Mark Higgins Obliterates The Lap Record At The Isle Of Man
We have something just plain cool and inspiring for you today - rally driver Mark Higgins has broken the single-lap record for the Isle of Man TT course, driving a highly modified Subaru WRX. And when we say he broke the record for the 37.73 mile course, we mean he obliterated it. Higgins had set the old record of 19 minutes, 15.88 seconds 2 years ago, but this weekend’s run was 17 minutes 49.75 seconds – almost a minute and a half faster. In order to achieve this insane time, Higgins had to travel at an average speed of almost 127 miles an hour on public roads. And yet it’s not the fastest run on the course - that still goes, perhaps fittingly, to the motorcycles that made the course famous. Michael Dunlop ran a 16:58.3 on a BMW S1000 RR superbike, averaging over 133 miles an hour. Congrats to Mark and Michael.