Tony Pond IOM TT Challenge Rover Vitesse 100mph lap record
In 1990 Tony Pond one of the greatest British drivers laps the Isle of Man TT course in a Rover 827 Vitesse averaging 102 mph.
For me this is an incredible lap in a car that is far better than it was given credit for.
Can you imagine someone trying that in a Ford Granada or BMW 520 or Citroen, Renault, Vauxhall or any other similar priced cars in the Rover price range.
As said below by liverush24 this was to show how good the Rover is and at the same time Tony Pond showed how brilliant a driver he is.
He did that lap with an average of over 100mph through those narrow lanes and country roads, find other 100mph average laps and get a true perspective of the achievement.
Higgins lap to is impressive and a great achievement but done in a modern lightweight state of the art, turbo charged rally car with computer controlled 4 wheel drive to save you in big moments, ABS etc etc, Ponds lap is in an 80's front wheel drive production car with a about 180hp, that is truly brilliant.
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Isle of Man and the TT mountain course hadn't been touched by a 4-wheel
stock car since 1990, when Tony Pond set the world record in 22 minutes 9.1
seconds. Thinking on our feet, Automotive Events turned to Subaru of
America with a proposal: Set the bar higher! Automotive Events presented
Three-time British Rally Champion driver Mark Higgins to take the wheel of
a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI and break the record. With haunting failures
from other manufacturers on mind, and a strong reluctance from the Isle of
Man government to cooperate, Automotive Events utilized direct contacts
within the system and a solid proposal to push Subaru to the starting line.
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and drama surrounding rally driver Mark Higgins' lap that averaged 115.356
MPH. After the run, Higgins talks through the "moment" at Brey Hill when he
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