Retro Subaru livery for Higgins as he targets 10th title
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.”