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PWRC: Q&A: Mark Higgins - EXCLUSIVE.

It would be great to have five or six manufacturers' back in there and stepping stones for young drivers starting off in the JRC or PWRC or where ever they want to be.

Q:
Obviously a good example of where the WRC is failing at the moment, particularly in GB, is with Kris Meeke. He showed good pace in the Junior RC and is now left twiddling his thumbs?

MH:
Yeah it is the same for a lot of people this year - even Guy [Wilks]. He is investing a lot this year with what he is doing and even if he went out and won a few rallies there is no guarantees he is going to get a drive. That is where it is at the moment and it is a big, big shame.

If you go back five or six years, if you did well, there were at least, some opportunities to get drives. But you can probably say a good 70 per cent of the drivers' in works cars now are actually bringing money in and are paying for the drive. That is not a healthy state.


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Mark Higgins (GBR), Mitsubishi Lancer Evo [Production WRC]. Swedish Rally, 8-11th February 2007.
Mark Higgins (GBR) / Scott Martin (GBR), Mitsubishi Lancer Evo [Production WRC]. Rally Mexico, 8-11th March 2007.
Mark Higgins (GBR) / Scott Martin (GBR), Mitsubishi Lancer Evo [Production WRC]. Rally Mexico, 8-11th March 2007.
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Scott Pedder (AUS) Dale Moscatt (AUS), Skoda Fabia R5
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