Higgins hasn’t ruled out 2016 BRC return
British rally champion David Higgins has not ruled out a return to the BRC in 2016 following the championship’s rebirth.
Manx-born Higgins won the BRC title in 2004, and has won five consecutive championships in America for Subaru Team USA.
Higgins moved to Wales – where he still lives – from the Isle of Man during his childhood. The BRC features rallies on the island, while the season-opening Mid Wales Stages has a route that passes his family home.
“We’re not sure if we’re free that weekend yet, there’s no rally but there could be rallycross,” explained Higgins.
“Mid Wales Stages is my home rally, and my second home rally would be the Manx, they are events we’d love to try and do. But we’re two very small parts of a very large team in America, they may want us to do something else, we don’t know. But it wouldn’t be through lack of trying from us.”
Higgins’ British co-driver Craig Drew added: “We love rallying in America, the last five years have been great but doing Rally GB was fantastic and getting back on the roads and stages we grew up rallying was great. Unfortunately it’s not all up to us. People do follow us in America but it was nice to rally in front of our home fans.”
Higgins believes the championship is set for success in 2016 having held a hiatus the previous year.
“It’s a long time since there has been this much of a buzz about it,” he said. “If half the people talking about doing it step forward then it’s great.”