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Defending MSA British Rally Team’s Champions TEG Sport kick off their 2010 campaign with drivers Keith Cronin and Euan Thorburn in action as part of the two-car Pirelli TEG Sport team on next Saturday’s Malcolm Wilson Rally.

The Carnforth-based team are using their local event as a shakedown prior to the opening round of the 2010 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship which takes place later in the month with the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales, and the pair will be running the latest version Subaru N15s as course cars on the Cockermouth-based event.

23-year-old Irishman from Bantry, County Cork, Cronin is the defending British Rally Champion and winner of the Pirelli Star Driver shoot-out last year, which secured him a fully funded drive in the series for 2010 with tyre giant Pirelli.

This year he has teamed up with Stuart Newby’s squad and joining him will be Euan Thorburn, with new co-driver Paul Beaton. 23-year-old Thorburn from Duns in the Scottish Borders has been an existing customer of TEG Sport for many years and is Scottish Group N Champion of last year.

Also in action will be another TEG Sport crew with Alan Cookson and Julian Wilkinson contesting the 45-stage mile event in their ex-Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru N15.

In the meantime, Cronin and Thorburn will familiarise themselves with their Subarus with a test at Sweet lamb on 4th March prior to travelling to the Lake District.

Keith Cronin:  “It will be my first time driving this car and my first time with this team so I’m looking forward to the new challenge and with working with the new team. I’m not sure really what my expectations are until I drive the car and get it set up but this will be a good event to get things sorted.”

Euan Thorburn:  “It’s great to be part of the team this year. It’s a whole new experience for me, in the past I have had to prepare my own car but this year I can concentrate 100% on my driving. Obviously it’s a huge opportunity and I can’t wait to have a shot in the new car.”

Stuart Newby, Team Owner:  “The combination of a proven champion in Keith, with a young enthusiastic up and coming driver in Euan and a competitive car has ensured that we are eagerly anticipating the testing we have planned and subsequent events. The first round, the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales, can’t come soon enough for everyone at TEG Sport.”

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2010 Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship

27 March – Bulldog International Rally North Wales – Welshpool, Powys
23/24 April – Pirelli International Rally – Carlisle, Cumbria
28/29 May – Jim Clark International Rally – Duns, Scottish Borders
9/10 July – Isle of Man International Rally – Douglas, Isle of Man
20/21 August – International Rally NI – Antrim, Northern Ireland
24/25 September – International Rally Yorkshire – North Yorkshire
Awards Ceremony – Saturday 30th October 2010

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