Arron Newby: British teenager retains Rally IOM crown

Arron Newby

British teenager Arron Newby has said it is "awesome" to claim his second consecutive Rally Isle of Man title alongside Manx co-driver Rob Fagg.

Newby, 19, from Carnforth and Fagg finished the three-day event more than three minutes ahead of second-placed Steve Colley and Andrew Cowley.

He said: "It's been a good event, a long event, but it has been awesome."

Nigel and Michaela Cannell were third on the combined event standings and winners of the Rally IoM category.

Daniel McKenna and Arthur Kierans took the British Rally Championship title
Daniel McKenna and Arthur Kierans took the British Rally Championship title

Subaru pilot Newby added: "The weather has been really good - it's been the first time I have ever done a dry rally with no drops of rain at all.

"The team did everything they can and were brilliant".

Meanwhile, Daniel McKenna and Arthur Kierans took the British Rally Championship title.

More than 100 crews entered the 51st running of the near 200-mile stage race held across the Isle of Man.

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