Stage rallies are mental and physical endurance events. When asked what effect his diet and exercise regime have on his rally driving, Higgins said, “It’s the self-confidence: When you feel better, you feel more outgoing. It definitely helps.
“There’s also the fitness part in the car: A rally is tiring mentally, because you’re taking information from the co-driver. The physical side is not the difficult part because I’m training for other sports that are so much more physically demanding.
“I don’t get tired from driving. I thought I didn’t used to, but I got more aches and pains and things, when I think back on it.
“The fitter you can be, the better.” And the better you’re able to contend for rally championships.
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