Monthly News Archives: July 2011

Subaru Rally USA takes back its crown!

After four consecutive years of domination by its star driver Travis Pastrana in the Rally America National Championship, team Subaru Rally USA, for which MOTUL is an historic technical partner, failed to win a fifth crown…in 2010

Since the second weekend in July 2011 and the New England Rally, the sixth and final round of the 2011 season, the duo of Higgins-Drew has made up for this anomaly! Indeed, by finishing second in the last event of the 2011 season, an event during which the duo satisfied themselves with sticking to the pace of their rivals and former champions L’Estage/Richard. The Subaru Impreza WRX concluded a fine season with 3 wins and 2 second places!

There were however many questions at the beginning of the season: very high quality competition, a new team-mate, a new car and many rallies to be rediscovered…

This new title is the 9th for MOTUL! As well special notice should also be made of the solid performance by the Scion of Comrie-Picard/Wimpey, 2nd of the two-
wheel drive category and 6th of the overall standings. Despite many problems, the motivation of the young team Sparco Rally xD (for which MOTUL is a technical partner) and the solidity of the Scion xD mean that 2011 has finished on a great note and 2012 should be even better.