Hig­gins’ huge Rally Amer­i­can streak bro­ken

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

Af­ter 25 months and 14 vic­to­ries, David Hig­gins’ Rally Amer­ica win­ning run has come to an end, af­ter the Manx­man lost last week’s 100 Acre Wood Rally to Travis Pas­trana.

Af­ter close com­pe­ti­tion be­tween the two Subaru Rally Team USA en­tries, Hig­gins had just eased ahead with two stages left in the Mis­souri event, when his WRX broke a wa­ter pipe on a river cross­ing. The car had to be towed to the fin­ish, but he still made se­cond.

“Big con­grat­u­la­tions to our team-mates,” said Hig­gins at the fin­ish. “It was a great fight. Not the re­sult we were look­ing for, but a great one-two for the team and fans.”

Pas­trana added: “I had more fun on this rally than I ever had at a rally. We had a brand new car and ab­so­lutely no tech­ni­cal prob­lems. I couldn’t have asked for a bet­ter re­sult.”

Hig­gins will look for re­venge next time out at Port­land’s Ore­gon Trails Rally on gravel (April 22-24).

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