Retro Subaru livery for Hig­gins as he tar­gets 10th ti­tle

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David Hig­gins has ap­plauded Subaru Rally Team USA’S de­ci­sion to re­turn his WRX to a retro livery ahead of this year’s Amer­i­can Rally As­so­ci­a­tion se­ries.

The Manx­man is chas­ing a 10th State­side ti­tle in 2019 and will do so in a colour scheme rem­i­nis­cent of Subaru’s World Rally Cham­pi­onship glory years.

“When I did Rally GB in a Subaru in 2015, the team ran this kind of retro livery and the re­ac­tion was great,” said Hig­gins. “We all know it doesn’t make the car go any faster, but this new livery is a big deal for the team and for the fans. For so many peo­ple, Subaru in ral­ly­ing means blue and yel­low and to have these colours back this year is re­ally cool.”

Hig­gins will be joined in the Subaru USA squad by Travis Pas­trana again this sea­son.

ARA has ex­panded the pro­gramme to nine rounds, but the team has elected to skip the sea­son open­ing Sno*drift in Michi­gan next week.

“We start our sea­son with the 100 Acre Wood Rally in March,” said Hig­gins. “It will be a bit tougher this year. Miss­ing that first round means we’ll be play­ing catch-up and count­ing our best seven scores from eight rather than nine rounds.”

In­fa­mous colours

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