Subaru has announced the 2015 WRX STI has set a new lap record at the Isle of Man TT Road Course.

Subaru has announced the 2015 WRX STI has set a new lap record at the Isle of Man TT Road Course.

The car was driven by British rally champion Mark Higgins who managed to complete the 37 mile (59.5 km) long course in 19 minutes and 26 seconds at an average speed of 116.47 mph (187.44 km/h). This enabled Higgins to beat his previous record of 19 minutes and 56.7 seconds in a 2010 WRX STI.

According to Higgins, “It was quite a lap we did today and I am really happy to have another record in the bank. The chassis on this new car is so much better it really allowed me to pick up time in each sector in the more technical parts of the course.” While Higgins was happy with the new record, he said "I lost time on the second part of the track, overshooting my braking point at Sign Post corner. I actually hand-braked the turn in the end, so I feel we can definitely do better.”

2015 Subaru WRX STI sets a new lap record at the Isle of Man