Continuing his impressive credentials, Carnforth teenager Arron Newby was again in action as he added the Brawdy Stages Rally to his increasing reputation by taking victory in South Wales.
Taking time out from the defence of his Eurocars Motorsport Manx Rally Championship which he comfortably leads, Newby and co driver Tom Woodburn headed for the Haverfordwest venue in Pembrokeshire with a top quality 65 car field assembled.
With six stages of 11 miles each around the fast military roads and some impressive machinery to compete against in the top ten, Newby knew the Beatsons Building Supplies and VP Fuels/Pirelli-backed TEG Sport Subaru as well as the crew would need to be on top of their game and so it proved.
Arron was fastest on the opening stage and in what is fast becoming typical fashion, gradually increased his lead by winning all remaining five stages to take a comfortable victory by well over a minute.
The result was his 15th win overall in just over two years and at just 19 years of age, cemented his reputation as one of Britain’s brightest rallying prospects.
Arron Newby: “I’m naturally delighted to win and I’m especially pleased for Tom as this was the first win of his rally career. We primarily used the rally as a test for some new upgrades on the car which the TEG Sport team have been working hard on in recent weeks. Pirelli also sent us the new compound RX5 and RX7 tyres and they worked incredibly well in the heat. I’m now looking forward to the next Manx Championship round and as ever, thanks to Pirelli, VP Racing Fuels, Beatsons Building Supplies, Ravenol and the rest of my sponsors.”
Stuart Newby, TEG Sport Team Owner: “A cracking rally, brilliant weather and a great result for us. We looked at the entry list and noticed there was a strong top 10 with a couple of World Rally Cars so to compete against them always gives us a good bench mark to see if the upgrades on the car are a step in the right direction. After setting fastest time on all six stages it was smiles all round at the finish. Arron once again drove a fantastic rally and never put a foot wrong all day. We had no problems and are now looking forward to the next event in the Isle of Man. Thanks to the sponsors and the team, we couldn’t do this without you.”