Derek Higgins

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Derek Higgins (Irish: Ruaridh Ó hUiginn; born June 12, 1964) is an Irish former race car driver.

Born in Dublin, was a two time winner of the Mexican Formula 3 championship in 1995 and 1997 before moving to the American Indy Lights series in 1998. After two successful seasons where he racked up four wins and finished 5th and 7th in series points, he completed his Indy Racing League rookie test at Walt Disney World Speedway with McCormack Motorsports, expecting to find a ride in the series. However, he was unable sign a deal with a team and returned to Indy Lights for a partial season in 2000 and a complete season in 2001, the series' last. After Indy Lights he competed in a few Toyota Atlantic races in 2002 and has not competed in a notable professional race since. Derek then became the Assistant Team Manager to Conquest Racing which races in the Indy Racing League.[1] He then moved on to work for Panther Racing. Higgins has also worked as a spotter, notably spotting for driver Townsend Bell in the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and driver Juan Pablo Montoya in the 2014 Indianapolis 500.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Eddie Irvine
British Formula Ford
Champion

1988
Succeeded by
Bernard Dolan
Preceded by
Carlos Guerrero
Mexican Formula Three Champion
1995
Succeeded by
Rod McLeod
Preceded by
Rod McLeod
Mexican Formula Three Champion
1997
Succeeded by
Carlos Perea