- Subaru Rally Team Canada soars to the top of the podium, with a total of six Subaru vehicles finishing in the top ten
- Subaru is now comfortably in the lead for the Manufacturer's title with two rallies to go
MISSISSAUGA,ON, Oct. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to announce a dominant performance by Subaru Rally Team Canada (SRTC) driver Antoine L'Estage and co-driver Darren Garrod in the Pacific Forest Rally. In a truly impressive showing the team won every stage on their way to the overall victory, finishing ahead of the second place team by over seven minutes. Persevering despite some setbacks in the first half of the season, they are now trailing by only one point in the hotly contested race for the driver's championship title.
"This victory was really important for the whole team," said L'Estage following SRTC's convincing win. "We had some challenges earlier this year, but now we are in a good position in the championship. The work's not done, we still have two events to go, but I know the Rally of the Tall Pines really well, and with Big White on the calendar, I really like snow rallies, so that will be a good event."
Pacific Forest proved to be a prolific event for multiple Subaru teams, with three finishing in the top four. This included a remarkable performance from Derik Nelson and Adam Newell in their 2013 BRZ. Although the vehicle is RWD as opposed to AWD like most rally cars, they managed to power their way to an impressive third-place finish.
These strong results helped to extend Subaru's lead in the manufacturer's championship, opening up a commanding grasp on the title with only two rallies left in the season.
As the season draws nearer to a close the team is looking ahead to the second-last rally of the season, Rally of the Tall Pines in Bancroft, On November 25-26.
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 92 authorized dealers across Canada. For more information, please visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca or follow @Subaru_Canada on Twitter.
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