TEG Subaru to de­but on the North West Stages

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Ar­ron Newby will give the new Teg-built Subaru Im­preza B13 its com­pet­i­tive de­but on the North West Stages in Fe­bru­ary.

The car is a stripped out Im­preza bodyshell built to B13-spec­i­fi­ca­tions, and broke cover at Ral­ly­day at Cas­tle Combe late last year. Now Newby and father Stu­art have de­cided the time is right to de­but the car in com­pe­ti­tion.

“The North West Stages is a good multi-venue rally that’s close to home,” ex­plained Newby. “All the stages are short and like power stages so the WRC cars tend to shine on the event. We thought it would be a good test to bench­mark the power of the car as there are eight WRC cars and sev­eral S2000s al­ready en­tered.”

The car fea­tures a mix­ture of parts made by TEG, along with nec­es­sary WRC parts and a trick elec­tronic pad­dleshift gear­box, be­lieved to be the first of its kind in a rally car.

The event gets un­der­way on Fri­day evening with lo­cal hopes that the Black­pool-based event may boast a home win come Satur­day evenings fin­ish.

Top seeds Tony Bardy and Neil Col­man will be chased by home favourites Si­mon Bowen/richard Robin­son and event spon­sor John Stone and co-driver Carl Wil­liamson. Stone will use the Ford Fi­esta Milling­ton S2500 that he de­buted on the re­cent Jack Frost Stages.

Car has only bro­ken cover at Ral­ly­day

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