Published:
January 29, 2018
Photos: 2018 Brean Rally brings action-packed racing to village

Aaron Newby and Andrew Leach stormed to a second consecutive victory in their Subaru Impreza at the 2018 Brean Rally over the weekend.

72 teams from across the UK headed to the two-day rally, which was held for a 22nd year at Brean Leisure Park.

There was plenty of drama for the spectators, with several cars failing to finish the 12 gruelling stages - and Saturday's wet weather added to the excitement.

Speaking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, rally winner Arron said: "This is our second win in two years here so we're delighted to have won!"

Rally organiser Rod McKenna told Burnham-On-Sea.com the event had gone really well and thanked the spectators, marshalls, teams and sponsors for making the 22nd event another "success."

He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was a successful weekend, although we were significantly down on entries this year for the first time in 17 years. We had 72 entries, so we were down 20 entries on previous years, mainly due to the economic situation."

"We were really pleased overall though - it was a wet rally on Saturday, dry on Sunday, and the best man won!"

The awards were presented by Burnham-On-Sea's former MP Tessa Munt at a prize ceremony at the leisure park on Sunday evening, pictured here.

The 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.



Pictured: The rally action at Brean over the weekend and the winners of the trophies (Photos: Burnham-On-Sea.com and Rob McKenna)

 


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