Action-packed footage of driver Mark Higgins run on the difficult course includes a detailed take on his near-miss slide.
Here's a video from Subaru on the Isle of Man TT Circuit record lap run in a production-spec WRX STI.
The record lap took place on driver Mark Higgins' first try on the 37.8 mile (60.83 km) mountainous road course, clocking in at 19 minutes and 56.7 seconds.
But the highlight of the video comes when Higgins describes in detail (voiced over the footage) the near-miss that happened on his second run. Due to the extra weight of now having a passenger, Higgins has a rather hairy moment at Brey Hill when the WRX STI begins to comes loose from the pavement.
As Higgins explains:
"On our second practice I had the biggest 'moment' of my career. We had a passenger on the run and so coming into Bray Hill at more than 150 MPH (241 km/h), the extra weight compressed the suspension more than on previous runs and shifted the Subaru to the left and then right as I corrected--it was a real tank slapper. The whole thing went by so quickly that we never slowed below 110 MPH (177 km/h), and then we were back on the power. It was amazing and the helicopter shots really show just how hairy it really was."