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James Bond stunt driver Mark Higgins makes winning rally return in Bowler Defender Challenge

  • Dream team: Mark Higgins and co-driver Claire Williams won the North Wales leg of the 2022 Defender Bowler Challenge in Dolgellau in a time of 55 minutes and 12 seconds
  • Winning pair: The duo finished one minute and 41 seconds ahead of their nearest rival
  • Bond partnership: Duo drove a Bowler Defender 90, with unique livery inspired by 60 years of James Bond films and its lasting partnership with Land Rover
  • Rally royalty: Higgins has been at the wheel in the last four James Bond films, including No Time To Die (2021). Watch him make his winning rally return here

Pretoria – In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, a Land Rover Defender 90 with a unique 007 livery made a winning one-off appearance in the Defender Bowler Challenge in Dolgellau, Wales, driven by Bond stunt driver and rally champion Mark Higgins.

Land Rover has produced a film capturing Mark’s successful return to rallying. Watch here

The one-off Bowler Defender 90 featured a special 007 60th logo on its roof and sides in a trademark satin black and gold finish, with a host of performance and competition upgrades by the team at Bowler.