David Higgins (rally driver)

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David Higgins (born 14 November 1972 on the Isle of Man) is a British rally driver.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born on the Isle of Man but living in Trefeglwys near Llanidloes, Powys, Wales his brother Mark is also a rally and stunt driver. Higgins started motorcycle trials aged 8, and aged 10 he moved into the UK national kart racing circuit, winning seven titles against drivers including later Formula 1 driver David Coulthard.

Higgins stills lives in Trefeglwys, with his wife and two children, Alicia and Matthew..[1] With his wife Kara he is owner of Higgins rally school located in Carno, near Newtown, Powys

Career[edit]

In 1993 he won his first rally car title, the Peugeot Challenge. Higgins won the 1997, 1999 and 2002 British Rally Championships in the Group N category.[2] He then won the SCCA ProRally Championship in the United States in 2002 and 2003. In 2004 he returned to the British championship for what was supposed to be a one-off entry at the season opener in a Hyundai Accent WRC. After winning the opening round he went onto complete the full season, winning the title.

From 2004, Higgins spent has time rallying in China. He began in 2004, competing in three events and winning two of them to help Ralliart Hong Kong to win the teams' title. He returned in 2006, beginning a long relationship with the Wanyu rally team. In 2007 he won every round in the championship, and helped the team to win the title in both 2007 and 2009.

In 2011 Higgins joined Subaru Rally Team USA in the Rally America series as a replacement for Travis Pastrana. He won the title at the first attempt with three wins from six events. He also set the new record up Mount Washington in a Subaru Impreza, faster than Pastrana's run up the mountain. He has won the rally America championship 6 times 2002,2003, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Complete WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1994 Peugeot Sport Peugeot 106 Rallye MON POR KEN FRA GRE ARG NZL FIN ITA GBR
Ret
- 0
1995 David Higgins Honda Civic SIR MON SWE POR FRA NZL AUS ESP GBR
27
- 0
1997 David Higgins Rover Mini Cooper MON SWE KEN POR ESP FRA ARG GRE NZL FIN IDN ITA AUS
Ret
- 0
Seat Ibiza GTi 16V GBR
31
1998 David Higgins Subaru Impreza WRX MON SWE KEN POR ESP FRA ARG GRE NZL FIN ITA AUS GBR
11
- 0
1999 FAW-Volkswagen FRD RT Volkswagen Golf Kit Car MON SWE KEN POR ESP FRA ARG GRE NZL FIN CHN
Ret
ITA AUS - 0
David Higgins Subaru Impreza WRX GBR
Ret
2000 David Higgins Subaru Impreza WRX MON SWE KEN POR ESP ARG GRE NZL FIN CYP FRA ITA AUS GBR
Ret
- 0
2001 David Higgins Subaru Impreza WRX MON SWE POR ESP ARG CYP GRE KEN FIN NZL ITA FRA AUS GBR
11
- 0
2002 David Higgins Subaru Impreza WRC '99 MON SWE FRA ESP CYP ARG GRE KEN FIN GER ITA NZL AUS GBR
Ret
- 0
2005 David Higgins Opel Corsa S1600 MON SWE MEX NZL ITA CYP TUR
31
GRE ARG FIN GER - 0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII GBR
24
JPN FRA ESP AUS
2006 David Higgins Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII MON
21
SWE MEX ESP FRA ARG ITA GRE GER FIN JPN CYP TUR AUS NZL - 0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX GBR
18
2007 David Higgins Subaru Impreza WRX STi MON SWE NOR MEX POR ARG ITA GRE FIN GER NZL ESP FRA JPN IRE GBR
19
- 0
2008 David Higgins Subaru Impreza WRX STi MON SWE MEX ARG JOR ITA GRE TUR FIN GER NZL ESP FRA JPN GBR
28
- 0

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