TEG Subaru to debut on the North West Stages
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