Crowds enjoy thrilling weekend of racing in Brean

PUBLISHED: 13:00 31 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:25 31 January 2018

Driver Tim Gore and co-driver Mark Williams in their Escort, chasing Chris Wheeler and Shaun Layland in their Citroen DS3.

Driver Tim Gore and co-driver Mark Williams in their Escort, chasing Chris Wheeler and Shaun Layland in their Citroen DS3.

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An exciting weekend of rally driving hit Brean as hundreds of spectators enjoyed two days of racing.

Driver Aaron Newby and co-driver Andrew Leech in their Subaru Impreza.Driver Aaron Newby and co-driver Andrew Leech in their Subaru Impreza.

The 22nd Brean Stages Rally saw 79 drivers hurtle around the Brean Leisure Park track, in Coast Road, with 12 stages providing 52 miles of competitive rallying.

Lancashire team Aaron Newby, with co-driver Andrew Leech, who were seeded first in their award-winning TEG Motorsport Subaru Impreza, won the race overall for the second year in a row, finishing with a time of one hour, three minutes and 15 seconds.

Driver Kev Carr and co-driver Chris Pippen in their Escort RS.Driver Kev Carr and co-driver Chris Pippen in their Escort RS.

Jim Munden and Nick Eccles, also driving a Subaru Impreza, came second.

Five-time Brean winners, husband and wife team Steve and Yvonne Furzeland, finished fourth in class.

Driver Stuart Bliss and co-driver Richard Marsh in their Honda Civic.Driver Stuart Bliss and co-driver Richard Marsh in their Honda Civic.

One remarkable competitor was disabled driver Barry Pavey, of Bridgwater, who drives his Ford Escort rally car with prosthetic lower limbs and came 48th overall.

Driver Dai Roberts and co-driver Peter Phenah in their Peuguot 205 chasing Karl Broad and Roger Grant in their Ford Fiesta.Driver Dai Roberts and co-driver Peter Phenah in their Peuguot 205 chasing Karl Broad and Roger Grant in their Ford Fiesta.

Driver Jim Munden and co-driver Nick Eccles in their Subaru Impreza.Driver Jim Munden and co-driver Nick Eccles in their Subaru Impreza.

Driver Stuart Bliss and co-driver Richard Marsh in their Honda Civic.Driver Stuart Bliss and co-driver Richard Marsh in their Honda Civic.

Driver Dai Roberts and co-driver Peter Phenah in their Peuguot 205.Driver Dai Roberts and co-driver Peter Phenah in their Peuguot 205.

Driver Thomas Cooper and co-driver Ian Davis in their Mitsubishi Evo9.Driver Thomas Cooper and co-driver Ian Davis in their Mitsubishi Evo9.

Pit service crews working on their vehicles.Pit service crews working on their vehicles.

Driver Stuart Morley and co-driver Andrew Jay in their Mitsubishi Evo3.Driver Stuart Morley and co-driver Andrew Jay in their Mitsubishi Evo3.

Driver Rick Neale and co-driver Ed Gamble in their Davrian.Driver Rick Neale and co-driver Ed Gamble in their Davrian.

Driver Ian Ross and co-driver Fiona Crump in their Subaru Impreza.Driver Ian Ross and co-driver Fiona Crump in their Subaru Impreza.

Driver Tim Gore and co-driver Mark Williams in their Escort.Driver Tim Gore and co-driver Mark Williams in their Escort.

Driver Dai Roberts and co-driver Peter Phenah in their Peuguot 205.Driver Dai Roberts and co-driver Peter Phenah in their Peuguot 205.

Driver Ian Ross and co-driver Fiona Crump in their Subaru Impreza.Driver Ian Ross and co-driver Fiona Crump in their Subaru Impreza.

Driver Steve Furzeland and co-driver Yvonne Furzeland in their Subaru Impreza.Driver Steve Furzeland and co-driver Yvonne Furzeland in their Subaru Impreza.

Driver Rick Bliss and co-driver Jamie Vaughan in their Honda Civic.Driver Rick Bliss and co-driver Jamie Vaughan in their Honda Civic.

Driver Rick Bliss and co-driver Jamie Vaughan in their Honda Civic.Driver Rick Bliss and co-driver Jamie Vaughan in their Honda Civic.

Driver Josh Payton and co-driver Marcus Mizen in their Escort Mk2.Driver Josh Payton and co-driver Marcus Mizen in their Escort Mk2.

Driver Kev Carr and co-driver Chris Pippen in their Escort RS.Driver Kev Carr and co-driver Chris Pippen in their Escort RS.

Driver Jim Munden and co-driver Nick Eccles in their Subaru Impreza.Driver Jim Munden and co-driver Nick Eccles in their Subaru Impreza.

Driver Thomas Cooper and co-driver Ian Davis in their Mitsubishi Evo9.Driver Thomas Cooper and co-driver Ian Davis in their Mitsubishi Evo9.

Driver Aaron Newby and co-driver Andrew Leech in their Subaru Impreza.Driver Aaron Newby and co-driver Andrew Leech in their Subaru Impreza.

Pit service crews working on their vehicles.Pit service crews working on their vehicles.

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