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Legend Fires North West Stages 2016

Impressive Runner-Up Spot For Newby In Blackpool
 
Following several months of research and development with the TEG Sport B13-specification Subaru Impreza, Carnforth rally star Arron Newby put it to the perfect test by claiming a fantastic runner-up place on this weekend's Legend Fires North West Stages Rally.
 
The Blackpool-based event proved the perfect setting to test the car following the recent developments, especially with a strong entry of World Rally Cars and it being relatively local to the team's Lancashire headquarters. However, such was the intensity of work still going on, the team arrived later than expected at scrutineering but made the Friday night start without any problems.
 
The aim of the rally was to gather as much data from the car as possible as well as making up for Arron's and Manx co driver Rob Fagg's enforced sabbatical  on what was to be their debut on the actual rally, although they have been on course car duties in the past.
 
With torrential rain and high winds greeting competitors at the start, the opening stage at Lytham Hall saw the event not get off to a great start as Arron dropped time with an overshoot to end SS1 in 26th place. However, he was soon back in his stride and went quickest on the next two stages before arriving at the overnight halt in a brilliant second place overall, and just six seconds adrift of former double winner Tony Bardy in his Ford Focus WRC.
 
With the weather not improving, the battle continued throughout Saturday with Newby swapping the top places with Tony Bardy and Simon Bowen throughout the day, including taking the lead after SS7.  Hardly ever out of the top three times on any of the 24 stages, the VP Fuels and Pirelli-backed TEG Sport Subaru pair were fastest on a further two stages before arriving back at the ceremonial finish in Blackpool in second place overall, just half a minute behind winner Bowen in his Subaru Impreza WRC and a minute to the good over Bardy in third.
 
Arron Newby: "I've had a fantastic weekend, it's been a while since I've been out in a car competitively, the new car is all new to me and we have had very limited testing time so I was pretty nervous and apprehensive on Friday night.  It was good to battle with WRC machinery the first time out and true to TEG Sport, they gave me an amazing car, it ran faultlessly throughout the rally and I can't wait to get back out in it again. Rob did a great job as always and it was nice to have him back in the car with me.  Thanks to all my sponsors and TEG Sport, without them all I couldn't compete and in particular, thanks to the marshals and the organisers for enduring the appalling conditions and still delivering a fantastic event."
 
Stuart Newby, TEG Sport Team Owner:  "We were all pretty nervous going to this rally, especially with the last minute dramas we faced prior to scrutineering. But it all came good; Arron drove with maturity in a new car in treacherous conditions so we couldn't ask much more than that from him. We have a few tweaks to do to the car, but are really pleased how the weekend went. To be challenging some very good drivers in WRCs was very encouraging and we are delighted with the result. The Pirelli tyres were awesome all weekend as normal, the car ran perfectly and the whole team did a fantastic job as ever, so thanks to them and all our sponsors too. A special thanks to the marshals who were the heroes of the weekend for standing out in those conditions."

Legend Fires North West Stages Rally - Overall Results
1  Simon Bowen/Richard Robinson - Subaru Impreza WRC - 1:30:54     
2  Arron Newby/Rob Fagg - Subaru Impreza - 1:31:26
3  Tony Bardy/Neil Colman - Ford Focus WRC - 1:32:21
4  Tristan Pye/Andrew Falconer - Subaru Impreza - 1:32:29
5  Damian Cole/Paul Morris - Ford Escort - 1:37:16
6  Andrew Fenwick/Andrew Roughead - Proton S2000 - 1:37:51
 
Pictures: Arron Newby and Rob Fagg finished second on the Legend Fires North West Stages Rally (courtesy of Marcus and Phill Andrews)

Newby Conquers The Elements to Win Jack Frost Stages

Newby Conquers The Elements To Win Jack Frost Stages

Winter arrived for the first time at Croft Circuit just in time for Darlington and District Motor Club's annual Autogas 2000 Jack Frost Stages Rally with the unexpected snow but it didn't stop Carnforth driver Arron Newby along with co driver John Cope taking their Subaru to an impressive win, eventually edging out three times victor Chris Wise's MG Metro 6R4 by 17 seconds after a day of drama around the North Yorkshire racetrack.

Ostensibly using the event as a test for the Carnforth-based TEG Sport team's gravel car, SS1 saw dry conditions with a light covering of frost but it was Wise who drew first blood, stopping the clocks 15 seconds faster than Newby as the snow clouds loomed dark overhead. 

SS2 was scrapped as the weather worsened and caused a timing anomaly, although it worked against double Manx champion Newby who had stopped the clocks around two minutes quicker than his rivals so lost out as a result. 

Undeterred, the Ravenol Oils and VP Fuels/Pirelli-backed TEG Sport Subaru pair hoped to claw back some time on the next stage but by now, driving sleet had replaced the snow as Newby dropped time on SS5 in the slushy conditions but spurred into action, Arron set about reducing the gap and claimed fastest time on SS6 as the rain eased.

Newby took full advantage of a poor stage by Wise by setting fastest time as dusk started to fall and took a 12 second lead into the final test as the snow started once again. Not to be denied, Newby set his third fastest stage time to cement a debut victory at Croft and a 16th career win for the 19 year old.

Arron Newby: "Considering we only came to Croft to test the diffs in the gravel car, to then win the event is an absolute bonus and a mega start to the year. After the snow started to come down heavy on stage two, we had a clean enough run to come out of there two minutes ahead of all the front runners, but as more of the field went through it became a lottery and it was scrapped so I found myself in 38th position. Despite the slush, snow, ice and wet conditions, we managed to not only do the testing we needed, we also tested the new Pirelli winter tyre which worked brilliantly in the horrible conditions. First overall on the first event of the year is fantastic and a massive thanks to John Cope for navigating, he did a superb job and we had a great laugh all day. Thanks to all at TEG Sport for the support in the cold conditions and to all of my sponsors including Pirelli, VP Race Fuels & Ravenol Oils."

Stuart Newby, TEG Sport Team Owner:  "Croft was used primarily as a test as we were experimenting with a new diff set up in the gravel car and with John Cope as co driver, his driving experience was vital in giving us feedback. After a steady start and having not driven the car since finishing second on last November's Premier Stages Rally, all was going well when a monumental amount of snow fell for the start of SS2. We fitted the new winter tyres that Pirelli had kindly sorted out for us last minute Friday night and put in a blinding time beating our nearest rivals by over two minutes but by the time all 90 cars had been through it the times were a lottery which resulted in stage maximums being given. A full on attack from that point saw us climb back up before taking the lead towards the end and going on to win." 

Autogas 2000 Jack Frost Stages Rally Results
1 Arron Newby/John Cope (Subaru Impreza) 53m 14s; 
2 Chris Wise/Tracey Taylor-West (MG Metro 6R4), +17s; 
3 Peter Stephenson/Ian Windress (MG ZR) +1m 08s; 
4 James Gibb/Billy Gower (Subaru Impreza); 
5 Barry Lindsay/John Richardson (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9); 
6 David White/Edward Pikul (Subaru Impreza); 
7 Stuart Walker/Julie McGuire (Skoda Fabia); 
8 James Sharrock/Stuart Faulds (Ford Escort Mk2); 
9 Hamish Kinloch/James Howie (Ford Escort Mk2); 
10 Martin Farrar/Andy Ward (Subaru Impreza)

Pictures attached: Arron Newby and John Cope won the 2015 Autogas 2000 Jack Frost Stages Rally (pictures courtesy of Marcus Andrews and Tony Todd)

 

TEG Sport support VP Race Fuels at Autosport International Show

Launch of the new car at Autosport International Show with V P Race Fuels in January 2015.

Rally Isle of Man 2014

Outright Victory And Title For Impressive Newby In Isle Of Man

On a glorious final day, Arron Newby and Rob Fagg (Subaru Impreza) made it back to back outright successes on Rally Isle of Man powered by Microgaming, as they added the 2014 victory to add to their inaugural success on the event last year.

19 year-old Newby, who became the youngest ever winner of the title in 2013, retained his Eurocars Motorsport Manx Rally Championship crown in fine style following Friday's leg, before taking a two minute lead into the final day's seven closed roads stages and swept to fastest stage time on each of them. It extended the VP Fuels/Pirelli/Beatsons Building Supplies TEG Sport driver's winning margin to 3m27.4s ahead of Manxman Steve Colley's Mitsubishi at the finish to continue his incredible run.

Along with local Kirk Michael co driver Rob Fagg, the defending Manx Rally Champions got their campaign underway in brisk fashion on Thursday evening by setting a record time on SS1 before being delayed due to a car which had gone off and blocked the stage on SS2. Nonetheless, the pair ended the leg in the lead to clasp one hand on the trophy.

Friday saw the Beatsons Building Supplies and VP Fuels/Pirelli-backed TEG Sport Subaru pair continue their pace and arrived back in Douglas with sufficient points earned to confirm their second successive Manx title. It was Newby's fourth win of the year and he celebrated the title in style by being fastest on 19 out of the 22 stages which ran competitively.

Arron Newby: "Well that's Rally Isle Of Man won for the second year in a row. We've been fastest on nearly every stage and with the Championship also secured; I don't think it could have been a better weekend! I drove at a fast but comfortable pace throughout the rally and it was nice to show my pace on the island against the BRC front runners after setting fastest times on the majority of the stages. A huge thanks to Rob on the notes, he's been perfect all week on them. Thanks to TEG Sport for the superb car, it hasn't moved over the bumps and apart from the slight problem on Thursday night which they soon fixed, the car's ran faultlessly. Also thanks to Pirelli whereby the tyres have again been fantastic, VP Fuels, Ravenol, Beatsons Building Supplies and the rest of my sponsors for the support. It's been a brilliant weekend and now it's time to celebrate!"

Stuart Newby, TEG Sport Team Owner:  "The boy has driven fantastic all weekend especially when he had the Championship at stake. His plan was to retain the title in leg one of the rally and enjoy leg two which is exactly what he did and his winning margin demonstrated that. I would just like to thank everyone involved with Arron for all the hard work and effort they've put in, from the team to the sponsors as we couldn't do it without you all."

Combined Overall Final Result after SS24
1 Arron Newby/Rob Fagg - Subaru Impreza - 2:01:59.4
2 Steve Colley/Andrew Cowley - Mitsubishi Evo IX - 2:05:26.8
3 Nigel Cannell/Michaela Cannell - Mitsubishi Evo IX - 2:06:30.7
4 Rob Smith/Alun Cook - Ford Escort RS1800 - 2:10:44.4
5 Meirion Evans/Iwan Jones - Ford Escort MkII - 2:12:23.3
6 Andrew Hockridge/Aled Edwards - Citroen DS3 - 2:13:13.3
7 David Stokes/Guy Weaver - Ford Escort RS1600 - 2:14:18.5
8 Will Onions/Dave Williams - Ford Escort RS - 2:14:55.8
9 Martyn Jones/Martin Burns - Vauxhall Nova GSi - 2:15:45.8
10 Jimmy McRae/Pauline Gullick - Vauxhall Firenza - 2:16:39.4

Pictures: Arron Newby and Rob Fagg in action on the Rally Isle of Man (pictures courtesy of Mark Corlett)

Brawdy Stages 2014

Newby Adds Brawdy Stages Rally Victory To CV

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."

Manx Victory for Impressive Newby in Isle of Man

Manx Victory For Impressive Newby In Isle Of Man

After the disappointment of retirement last year, Carnforth teenager Arron Newby cemented his growing reputation as one of the country's brightest prospects with a brilliant performance on this weekend's Manx National Rally to win the 2014 Eurocars Motorsport Manx Rally Championship class and in doing so, claimed a superb fifth place overall in the REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship event.

Along with local Kirk Michael co driver Rob Fagg, the reigning Manx Rally Champions continued their title defence and were up against some of the country's leading drivers but their event didn't get off to the best of starts.

Friday evening saw the Beatsons Building Supplies and VP Fuels/Pirelli-backed TEG Sport Subaru pair not only have to cope with the ever changing conditions, but a time consuming stall relegated them down the order on the opening stage.

The TEG Sport team checked the car over and soon the 19-year-old was back in the groove to arrive back at the Douglas overnight halt in a brilliant seventh overall despite the treacherous conditions and the best quality field assembled in many years.

Saturday dawned in similar fashion and with tyre choice again a lottery, Newby showed his maturity by holding station on the opening couple of stages before pushing on as the rally progressed. With the experience gained by becoming the youngest ever winner of last year's Manx International Rally, and fully confident with the Pirelli tyre options available, Arron attacked the final few stages, setting an amazing third fastest overall on the penultimate test and courtesy of another top six time on the final run down the Baldwins stage, he arrived back at the finish in a brilliant fifth place overall.

After 130 stage miles in the most challenging conditions and with a host of World Rally Cars around them, the result cemented their place at the head of the 2014 Eurocars Motorsport Manx Rally Championship with maximum points going into round three, the Dave Corris Autos Forest Stages on July 19th.

Arron Newby:  "After a big push on the last two stages, we managed to win the second round of the Manx championship and with it, finished fifth overall on the Manx National Rally. Nerves got the better of me on Friday night and with a stall on SS1 I was on the back foot from the start. It was a difficult rally as I wanted to show my pace amongst the big guns but at the same time I had a championship to think about so a finish was a priority. The Pirelli N3s once again proved to be the tyre for the event and stood up to both dry and wet conditions. I'm over the moon to get my second maximum points score as it's been a real tricky event with the typical Manx weather. A massive thank you to Rob Fagg who did a fantastic job on the notes and for keeping me calm in the wet and slippery conditions, not forgetting Kelly for the accommodation too. Thanks to TEG Sport as always who supplied me a brilliant car all weekend and of course thanks to Pirelli, VP Racing Fuels, Beatsons Building Supplies, Ravenol and the rest of my sponsors."

Stuart Newby, TEG Sport Team Owner:  "A fantastic result after 130 stage miles of narrow roads and constantly changing weather which always made tyre choice a difficult decision so at times it was a case of not getting caught out and using your head to drive to the conditions which is exactly what Arron did. He's really impressed me over the weekend and showed once again his maturity of pacing himself to the finish. We came here for maximum points in the Manx championship and that's what we got, the fifth place overall against such a strong field with only effectively WRCs in front was a huge bonus. Thanks to the sponsors and the team, we couldn't do this without you."

Pictures attached: Arron Newby and Rob Fagg in action on the Manx National Rally (pictures courtesy of Dave Kneen/ManxPhotosOnline.com and Mark Corlett)

Newby Victorious at Jurby

Newby Victorious At Jurby

Reigning Manx Rally champion Arron Newby got his title defence underway in emphatic style when he took victory in today's 4Hire Jurby Stages event at Jurby Motordrome which comprised the opening round of the 2014 Eurocars Motorsport Manx Rally Championship.

The Carnforth teenager and Kirk Michael co-driver Rob Fagg were in action in the Beatson's Building Supplies and VP Fuels/Pirelli-backed TEG Sport Subaru, but despite all his success on the Isle of Man last year, it was a new venue for the 19-year-old who missed the round last year when it was held in June.

With a top quality entry including the Mitsubishi Lancers of top seed Steve Colley and fellow Manxman Nigel Cannell as well as the likes of Paul McEvoy and another former Manx champion, Pat Bettridge, it wasn't going to be plain sailing over the 12 special stages.

However, apart from ex Trials ace Colley, the challenge failed to materialise and with dry conditions prevailing, a combination of Pirelli RX7 and RX9 tyres proved to be best suited to the Druidale Motor Club-organised event and despite a stall on the opening stage, Newby led all the way to the finish, winning ten of the 12 stages and claiming maximum points to get his season underway in brilliant style. 

Arron Newby: "This was my first time competing at Jurby and I found the rally to be one of the hardest I've had to concentrate on. After stalling at the start of SS1 and dropping 10 seconds, the pressure was on from the word go but Rob did a fantastic job guiding me round today so the win was a true team effort. Thanks as ever goes to the TEG Sport team and to our sponsors Pirelli, VP Race Fuels and our new sponsor, Beatson's Building Supplies. It's a fantastic way to get our title defence underway."

Stuart Newby, Team Owner:  "What we thought was going to be one of the easier events of the Manx Rally Championship turned out to be far more technical and demanding than we ever imagined. Hats off to Arron as he had his hands full with local hero Steve Colley but once again he proved he was not going to be beaten without a fight. It was close all day but he eventually edged in front to win by 28 seconds so we are delighted to get our season off to a fantastic start. Echoing Arron, thanks must go to the whole TEG Sport team as well as our loyal and valued sponsors whom we couldn't do this without."

 

Picture attached (courtesy of Mark Corlett & Martyn's Foto's): Arron Newby and Rob Fagg en route to victory on today's 4Hire Jurby Stages event at Jurby Motordrome.

Newby & Fagg Crowned Manx Champions

Newby And Fagg Crowned Manx Champions

With nine victories to his credit since taking to the wheel of the TEG Sport Subaru Impreza last year, Carnforth's Arron Newby celebrated his tenth and one of the most important victories of his career with a performance that clinched the Eurostars Motorsport.com Manx Rally Championship this weekend.

Coming into the 2013 PokerStars Rally, the 18-year-old Lancastrian and his Manx co-driver Rob Fagg only needed a top ten result in the Pirelli-sponsored and TEG Sport-prepared Subaru Impreza to clinch the title and the plan was to play it safe and do what was needed. The event consisted of 120 special stage miles over 16 special stages including legendary locations such as Druidale, Tholt-y-will, Slieauwhallian, Cringle and The Round Table, and despite tricky conditions on Friday and Saturday, Newby decided the best way to win the 
championship was from the front.

With maturity beyond his years, Newby played it safe by running Pirelli intermediates throughout the event and was never headed meaning he added the PokerStars Rally to the Chris Kelly Memorial Stages and Dave Corris Autos Forest Rally earlier in the season as well as becoming the youngest winner of the Manx International Rally in September.

The result was Newby's sixth successive victory and 
confirmed his status as one of Britain's hottest young talents with a 
sensational record over the past 18 months as well as becoming the youngest Manx 
Rally champion.

Arron Newby:  "I knew I had a job to do to win the championship so the first priority was finishing and I'm happy to have done that. I had to keep an eye on the times and pace myself throughout the rally which is easier said than done at my age when all you want to do is drive flat out. I was comfortable with my pace so saw no reason to back off and to end up winning for a fourth time on the Isle of Man is very special. The car ran 
faultlessly all weekend so credit to the TEG Sport team, the Pirelli tyres were 
fantastic and thanks to Rob for doing an outstanding job of calling the notes 
once again. But I couldn't have done this without my sponsors so thanks to 
Pirelli, VP Fuels and TEG Sport for helping us achieve this."

Stuart Newby, Team Owner:  "We came here with a plan and yet again the youngster has exceeded our expectations. Despite team orders to the contrary, he chose to lead the rally from start to finish yet knowing that a top ten result is all that was needed to be crowned 2013 Manx champion. He never put a foot wrong all weekend and showed just how much he has matured over the season. A fantastic finish to a phenomenal year for us and 
congratulations to the whole TEG Sport team."


Pirelli Press Release - Manx International Rally

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NEWBY BECOMES YOUNGEST EVER MANX WINNER WITH PIRELLI

Burton upon Trent, September 17, 2013 – Up and coming rally driver Arron Newby, who is supported by Pirelli, has become the youngest ever Intenational Rally Isle of Man winner after taking the spoils on the event’s 50th anniversary year.

Newby and Manx co-driver Rob Fagg took the lead on Friday afternoon in their TEG Subaru Impreza and carried a 1m39s advantage going into Saturday’s final eight stages. Adopting a more cautious driving approach on Sunday, Newby still claimed two fastest stage times to take a resounding rally victory of over two minutes.

"The team has done brilliantly and this has been the biggest victory of my career so far,” said a delighted 18-year-old Newby at the event finish. "You look at the names on that trophy for this rally and it's amazing."

More than 100 crews entered the near 200-mile stage rally held across the Isle of Man. The event formed part of the Irish Historic Tarmac Rally Championship and a crucial double-points scorer for the Manx Rally Championship.

Last year's winners Steve Quine and co-driver Richard Skinner finished second, less than one second ahead of Steve Colley and Andrew Cowley who took the final podium spot.

Pirelli UK Motorsport Operations Manager Matthew Corby concluded: “The Manx is one of the most prestigious events in British rallying with the likes of Colin McRae and Roger Clark having won this rally in the past. It is incredible that Arron has joined that star-studded list, and it’s even more impressive considering he is still only 18 years old. Formerly a round of both the European and British Rally Championship, the Manx features some of the country’s best rally stages and I’m delighted that our Pirelli asphalt RX and RE tyres assisted Arron with this historic win.”

-ENDS-

For further media information, please contact: Sarah Brown, Communications, Pirelli Tyres Ltd

Manx International Rally

Newby Makes History With Manx International Win

With eight victories to his credit since taking to the wheel of the TEG Sport Subaru Impreza last year, Carnforth's Arron Newby raised the bar even further when he took a sensational win on this weekend's Manx International Rally.

As well as adding his name to the achievements of rally legends Ari Vatanen, Henri Toivonen, Colin McRae and Richard Burns in winning the prestigious event, this year was even more special as it was the event's 50th anniversary and made it a hat-trick of wins on the Isle of Man this year for the 18 year old who won the Chris Kelly Memorial Stages and Dave Corris Autos Forest Rally also.

But the icing on the cake was that Newby became the youngest winner of the three-day event and along with Manx co-driver Rob Fagg, are still in the running to win the Eurostars Motorsport.com Manx Rally Championship at their first attempt.

 

Driving the Pirelli-sponsored and TEG Sport -prepared Subaru Impreza on the event which covered 462 miles of which 196 were on closed roads over 27 special stages, Newby made a cautious start on Thursday evening's stages in the damp and misty conditions and courtesy of three runner-up placings, briefly held second place before arriving at the Douglas overnight halt in a safe third behind a couple of local crews and just 24 seconds off the lead.

Friday saw Arron attack and showed his intentions with three fastest times in the morning and hit the front after SS10 but it wasn't all plain sailing as a transmission problem seriously hampered his progress leaving him with just two-wheel drive for the remainder of the day. Remarkably, Newby continued to set the pace and went fastest on the next four stages and arrived back at the TT Grandstand with a lead of over a minute and a half going into Saturday's final loop.

Great work was needed by the TEG Sport crew in service who set about rectifying the problem with the centre differential meaning that four-wheel drive was restored at 3am ready for the final push the following morning.

From there, Newby rewarded them and rammed home his advantage setting fastest time on two of the remaining eight stages and duly arrived at the finish over two minutes and 20 seconds ahead of his nearest rival.

The result was Newby's fifth successive victory and confirmed his status as one of Britain's hottest young talents with a sensational record over the past 18 months but this victory was his best to date.

Arron Newby:  "This really is a dream come true as this is one of the toughest events there is and I can't believe I've won it. To see my name on the trophy alongside some of my heroes is simply fantastic. The past 18 months has been brilliant with all the wins but this tops the lot without doubt and I really am speechless. We had a couple of problems along the way and conditions were tricky at times but the Pirelli tyres coped brilliantly with the differing surfaces without any problems. Thanks must go to Rob for another fantastic job on the notes; he deserves this as much as me, and to the whole TEG Sport team for their hard work, especially in fixing the diff during the night on Friday. I recognise this is a team effort and I'm truly grateful to my parents, our team and all our sponsors for making this happen."

Stuart Newby, Team Owner:  "It just gets better and better! Arron has turned in some pretty handy performances since jumping in the Subaru but this one defies belief. To win probably the toughest rally in the UK and claim his first international win is simply amazing and what's more, he drove like he'd been coming here for years. We have been in the sport a long time and this is one of our best victories ever, it's been a phenomenal performance by the whole team and one which we will savour for a very long time."

Pictures attached (courtesy of www.babbphotography.com) & MannMotorsports.co.uk : Arron Newby and Rob Fagg in action during and at the finish of the Manx International Rally.