Albatec Racing NCME and British Rallycross Champion Mark Higgins launch their 2019 season at Dayinsure World RX of Great Britain at Silverstone next weekend. They return to the scene of their BRX title-sealing victory, when the triple British Rally Champion pilots the Eddie Stobart NCME-supported Peugeot 208 RX Supercar on 25/26 May.
With the continued support of long-term partners Motis, Rock Oil and Teng Tools, the Dumfries based team and Mark will tackle Silverstone’s purpose-built 0.972km long rallycross track in round four of the Dayinsure FIA World Rallycross Championship.
For Mark the weekend signifies his second outing in World RX following his debut appearance last year, where he hinted at his intentions with a consistent pace in three of the heats. Sadly, he suffered broken suspension in the second, following a heavy landing on the jump, which despite winning his next two races subsequently ended his hopes of reaching the semi-finals. Showing his form amongst a quality entry however, Mark left the event as top British driver.
The Speedmachine Festival features not only exhilarating on-track racing, but once again presents live music from the likes of Sean Paul, track demonstrations and displays, and includes an abundance of street food and supercar displays. Further event information and tickets are available from www.speedmachine.com
Mark Higgins, Driver #134, Albatec Racing:
“I’m really excited to be getting back behind the wheel of the Albatec Peugeot 208 and taking on the World RX regulars at Silverstone. Last year’s event was a bit of an eye-opener, it was only my fourth rallycross outing, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and we achieved significant results against the factory teams and drivers. During my first season in rallycross I learnt a lot, so I’m looking forward to putting that into practice later this month. Thank you to Eddie Stobart for their continued support of myself and the collaboration between Albatec and the University of Bolton and to all our sponsors and partners.”
Higgins joins British World RX regulars Liam Doran and Oliver Bennett for the British round of the World Champiosnhip.
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