MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) today announced that five Subaru vehicles placed in the top 10 at the final round of the Canadian Rally Championship (CRC), Rally of the Tall Pines, which was held November 28-29, 2014 in Bancroft, ON. Subaru is proud to announce their achievement of placing second in the CRC Manufacturers title, as well as announcing Martin Rowe, Subaru Rally Team Canada driver, and Nathalie Richard, Subaru Rally Team Canada co-driver, with second-place acknowledgements in their respective seating positions after a hard fought season that saw the SRTC face some changes as well as the addition of a completely new 2015 Subaru WRX STI.
Notable podium finishers driving Subaru vehicles at Rally of the Tall Pines include Alexandre Beland, driver, and Philippe Poirer, co-driver, finished second overall in their 2007 Subaru WRX STI sedan, and Sylvain Vincent, driver, and Simon Vincent, co-driver, finished in third place in a 1994 Subaru Impreza sedan.
Cumulatively, between Canadian and American events the Subaru brand recently clinched the North American Rally Cup for Marques. All results from SRTC in the CRC and Subaru Rally Team USA in the Rally America Championship events combined for Subaru's premier rally achievement within North America. Along with the North American Rally Cup for Marques title, SRTC co-driver, Nathalie Richard had also clinched the North American Rally Championship title for co-driver.
Subaru Canada, Inc. greatly appreciates SRTC for their efforts and determined spirit throughout the year as they will take what they have learned this year with a new driving team and all-new 2015 Subaru WRX STI and start a fresh season in early February as they tackle the first chapter of the 2015 CRC, Rallye Perce Neige, in Maniwaki, QC.
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 90 authorized dealers across Canada. For more information, please visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca or follow @Subaru_Canada on Twitter.
SOURCE: Subaru Canada Inc.
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