Newby on top form again at Manx rally

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Following his fifth outright rally success a couple of weeks ago on the Brawdy Stages Rally based in Wales, Carnforth’s 18-year-old Arron Newby continued his great form with a sixth victory when he took another convincing win on last weekend’s Dave Corris Autos Forest Rally in the Isle of Man.

Arron had won the opening round of the Eurostars Motorsport.com Manx Rally Championship back in February with the Chris Kelly Memorial Rally, only to retire on the Manx National Rally in May when well placed against some of the country’s top tarmac drivers.

Newby was keen to get back to winning ways on the Manx Autosport-organised event in the forests of the Island.

Seeded at car one, Newby and Manx co-driver Rob Fagg were in action in a TEG Sport used sales Subaru N11 which was already in gravel trim and in the dry and dusty conditions, they took the lead on the opening stage and were never headed with fastest times on every stage, eventually winning by 49 seconds.

This win has catapulted Newby back into championship contention given that dropped scores will play into his hands as the year progresses and now looks forward to the Manx International Rally which comprises a double header for championship points in September.

Stuart Newby, TEG Sport Team Owner said: “Conditions were difficult today and he drove a sensible rally without taking risks and the result has thrust us back into contention for the Manx Championship.”