Eight Subaru vehicles finish in the top ten.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - It was an up-and-down event for
Subaru Rally Team Canada as driver Pat Richard and co-driver Alan
Ockwell persevered through several issues to claim second place during
the third event of the Canadian Rally Championship season.
Held June 28-30 in New Richmond, Quebec, the Rallye Baie des Chaleurs
commenced with heavy downpour and thundershowers. Richard and Ockwell
were forced to slow down as they experienced a windshield fogging
problem during the second stage, causing the pair to run five of the
first six stages with almost zero visibility during the inclement
weather conditions. Torrential rain, combined with one hundred percent
humidity, hampered the team's efforts to lead the event on day one.
Day two offered optimistic beginnings as Richard and Ockwell tried to
make headway. After quickly recovering from losing their brakes on a
jump and repairing the issue, the duo persevered to maintain their
second-place standing for the remainder of the day.
"We're happy to come in second, considering what happened," said
Richard. "Hopefully we have good points for the Championship and we'll
come back for the Rallye Defi in Ste-Agathe ready to try and take a
Here are the top-ten finishers for the event:
Antoine L'Estage -- Nathalie Richard -- one hour, 28 minutes, 31.5
Pat Richard -- Alan Ockwell -- 1:31:45.2 SUBARU
Leo Urlichich -- Carl Williamson -- 1:37:26.2 SUBARU
Craig Henderson -- Lyne Murphy -- 1:37:38.9 SUBARU
Steeve Hobbs -- Jean-Mathieu Tremblay -- 1:40:01.9 SUBARU
Andre Leblanc -- Rene Leblanc -- 1:40:58.2 SUBARU
Simon Losier -- Brian Maxwell -- 1:41:23.8 MITSUBISHI
Maxime Labrie -- Robert Labrie -- 1:42:53.4 SUBARU
Alexandre Beland -- Yvan Joyal -- 1:43:03.3 SUBARU
Michel Bois -- Marie-Philip Simard -- 1:43:50.2 SUBARU
The 2012 season continues with the Rallye Defi, held September 6-8 in
About Subaru Canada, Inc.
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy
Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the
company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories
through a network of over 85 authorized dealers across Canada.
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SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.
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