New Isle of Man speed record

Updated: June 12, 2011, 1:47 PM ET
By Elbert Chu | ESPN Action Sports

On Friday, Mark Higgins returned to his birthplace to claim his place in motorsport history by breaking the existing speed record at Isle of Man in a production Subaru WRX STI. He raced the lap alone with a speed of 115.356 mph in 19 minutes, 37 seconds.

A speck of land in the sea between Ireland and England, the Isle of Man is to motorcycle racing what Monaco is to F1. Tony Pond set the previous record there in 1990, clocking 102 mph in 22 minutes, 9-seconds in a Rover ...

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