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Maxime Labrie and Robert Labrie winners of the 2016 Rallye Perce Neige. Photo courtesy CRC.

Rallye Perce-Neige de Maniwaki turns international

The Perce-Neige de Maniwaki rally will become international in 2017, while becoming the first round of the Canadian Rally Championship and the maiden round of the new American National Championship. The best rally teams for all over North America will meet to compete. Based in Maniwaki since the late Seventies and held on the UpperRead Full Story

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L’Estage caps season with 2016 Canadian Rally Championship Driver’s title

The Subaru Rally Team Canada (SRTC) driver Antoine L’Estage and co-driver Darren Garrod have won the 2016 Driver’s and Co-Driver’s Championships, securing the titles at the Big White Winter Rally in Kelowna, BC the weekend of December 10-11, 2016. L’Estage claimed his 9th Canadian Rally Championship (CRC) Driver’s title in impressive fashion, tackling notoriously winteryRead Full Story

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Valdimir Chagin, team leader & director of the 2016 Silk Way Rally.

Putin supports 2016 Silk Way Rally

Russian President Vladimir Putin during a recent visit to Tatarstan visited the KAMAZ Plant and congratulated employees and veterans of the enterprise with the 40th anniversary release of the first KAMAZ truck. During the visit the President asked the team leader and director of the international rally-marathon Silk Way Rally Vladimir Chagin on the preparationsRead Full Story

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Patrick Richard wows the crowd at Rally Baie Des Chaleurs. Photo: Rocket Rally Racing.

Rocket Rally Racing now official Subaru Rally Team Canada

Subaru Canada has established a three-year agreement with Patrick Richard and his Squamish, B.C.-based Rocket Rally Racing to continue their longtime Canadian Rally Championship (CRC) participation. The new partnership will extend over three years and solidifies Patrick Richard and Rocket Rally Racing as the official Subaru Rally Team Canada. The Canadian Rally Championship is comprisedRead Full Story

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David Higgins & Craig Drew claimed their third Rally America Championship in a row for Subaru Rally Team USA. The top three teams were all WRX STI's prepared by Vermont SportsCar. Photo courtesy Subaru

Subaru Rally Team USA win 2013 Rally America National Championship

Subaru Rally Team USA’s David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew were crowned the 2013 Rally America National Champions, with a spectacular victory at the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) on October 20, 2013; the final round of the 2013 Rally America Championship.   Higgins entered LSPR locked in an epic season-long battle with rival Ken Block. Read Full Story

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Antoine L'Estage and Craig Parry drive their Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX to victory at the 2013 Pacific Forest Rally. CRC Photo.

2013 Pacific Forest Rally: L’Estage win puts Mitsubishi on top

Antoine L’Estage and co-driver Craig Parry won the Pacific Forest Rally (October 4-5, 2013), fourth round of the Canadian Rally Championship (CRC) in their Mitsubishi Evolution; it was L’Estage’s sixth lifetime victory at the Merritt event and 41st of his career. For the Canadian and North American champion, the Pacific Forest Rally is his thirdRead Full Story

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L’Estage and Richard, 2012 rally champions

Quebec driver Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu) and his co-driver Nathalie Richard (of Halifax, Nova Scotia) completed the 2012 North American Rally Cup and the Canadian Rally Championship with a second-place finish at the Rally of the Tall Pines on November 25. Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard, 2012 champions. Photo: Maxime Poirier. The pair were bestedRead Full Story

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L’Estage & Mitsubishi clinch Canadian Rally Championship title in Merritt, BC

The October 13-14, 2012 weekend, the  fifth round of the Canadian Rally Championship, saw the crowning of new Canadian champions Antoine L’Estage from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. and co-driver Nathalie Richard from Halifax. Antoine L’Estage and co-driver Nathalie Richard. Photo: Shawn Bishop The pair took an early lead in their Mitsubishi Evolution and coasted to another outrightRead Full Story

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Round Four: 2012 Canadian Rally Championship

Antoine L’Estage and co-driver Nathalie Richard brought their Mitsubishi Evolution (left) in second place at the Rallye Défi, stretching their lead in the 2012 standings. Photo: Philippe Ericksen The fourth round of the Canadian Rally Championship was held September 7-8 in the Quebec Laurentians and Outaouais regions. Rallye Défi turned into what has been oneRead Full Story

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L’Estage and Richard kick off 2012 rally season in new car

Reigning Canadian and North American champions, Quebec driver Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu) and co-driver Nathalie Richard (of Halifax, Nova Scotia) kicked off the 2012 season with a solid performance, finishing in second place at Michigan’s SnoDrift Rally, Round 1 of the Rally America series. At the wheel of their brand new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X,Read Full Story

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L’Estage and Richard clinch 2011 Canadian Rally Championship

Merritt (BC), October 2, 2011.- Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC) and his co-driver Nathalie Richard (of Halifax, Nova Scotia) contested the Pacific Forest Rally, the penultimate round of the Canadian Rally Championship, held in Merritt on September 30-October 1, 2011 weekend.  The duo won six of the competitive stages and assured themselves second place overall,Read Full Story

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