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Higgins commits to China

David Higgins has revealed that he has inked a new deal to continue with the Wan You Rally Team for the next two years in the Chinese Rally Championship.

Higgins will go into his fourth season with the team this year and will be at the wheel of a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 during the 2009 campaign after electing to go with tried and testing machinery rather than a new car – as has been the case during his recent British Rally Championship campaigns.

“The team have an Evo 10 and the trusty Evo 9,” said David. “We had a good test a few weeks ago in China and have decided to stick with the Evo 9 for at least the first two events until we are fully happy with the new car.

“I've spent the last two years in the British championship developing new cars driving the Toyota S2000 car and then the new Subaru Impreza N14. I don't want to compromise my results by doing the same thing again.”

Higgins added that the Wan You team hadn't been the only ones to express an interest in signing him for the new season.

“As well as an offer from Wan You, I was approached by the Hongee rally team over the winter with an equally good offer,” he said. “Hongee have supported a Dakar team so it was hard not to look seriously at their offer. But after a winter of negotiations I have decided to stay with Wan You until the end of 2010.”


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