2017 Brean Rally thrills and spills as rain tests drivers' skills
Newby and Ian Davis say they are "over the moon" to have
stormed to their first victory during the 2017 Brean Rally in their
Subura Impreza, watched by large crowds of spectators at the weekend.
teams from across the UK headed to the two-day rally, which was
held for a 21st year at Brean Leisure Park.
was plenty of drama for the spectators, with several cars failing
to finish the 12 gruelling stages - and the rain adding to the action.
year's champions Steve and Yvonne Furzeland looked on course for
a further win until they span in the wet conditions, costing them
precious sseconds and leaving them runners-up.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, rally winner Arron said: "This is our
first win here at the fourth attempt so we are so pleased to have
previous been fourth once and third twice in our previous rallies
here we really wanted to win - and it's amazing to have done it!
It's a great day for our whole team."
organiser Rod McKenna told Burnham-On-Sea.com the event had gone
really well and he thanked the spectators, marshalls, teams and
sponsors for making the 21st event another "great success."
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're pleased with the crowd numbers
which were bigger on the Sunday because of the weather - the spectators
wanted to watch the action in the rain! There were a couple of spins
and some great action but there were no particular problems."
drivers coped with the weather well - and put on their wet tyres
and it provided an extra challenge for them."
rally, promoted by locally based Club Rallysport West, is the opening
round of three major regional rally championships, the Association
of South Western Motor Clubs, Association West Midlands Motor Clubs
Heart of England and the Cotswold Motor Sport Group.
The rally action at Brean over the weekend and the winners of the
trophies (Photos: Burnham-On-Sea.com / Mike Lang / Rob McKenna)