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Higgins confident of good result on Ulster.

David Higgins believes development work done to his TQ.com-backed Subaru Impreza N14 since the Manx, will allow him to build on his championship lead on the Ulster International Rally this weekend.

Higgins, who is competing with his own team this year in the Tesco 99 Octane MSA British Rally Championship, has notched up 48 points thus far, following three third places finishes from as many events.

Speaking ahead of the fourth round in this year's BRC, the 35-year-old added that he wants to make sure he hangs onto the series lead now following the trip to Armagh.

"We were disappointed with our speed on the Manx, but with the data we collected there and the development work we've done since, things look a lot better for Ulster," he noted.

"Going into the event we're leading the points, and it's important that we leave the event that way too. Guy [Wilks], my brother [Mark Higgins] and now Gwyndaf [Evans, back with the Mitsubishi squad for Ulster] will always be good competition, but we're still confident of a good result.

"We've got to get the points now because when it comes to the double header round on Wales Rally GB at the end of the year we'll have BRC registered drivers Juho Hanninen and Patrik Flodin rejoining the championship as part of their PWRC season."

An addition to the FX Motor Sports service area in Ulster meanwhile will be a screen on which the team and sponsors can keep track of David, his co-driver Ieuan Thomas, and his TQ.com team-mates Hugh Evans and Iestyn Williams while they are on the stages.

"We'll have a GPS tracker in the car called trackitnow," added David. "That way the team can monitor our progress throughout the rally - where we are and what speed we are doing. So when our sponsors can't get to the stage, they can see us move through it on the screen instead."


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