MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2015 Canadian Rally Championship (CRC) season finale, Rally of the Tall Pines, in Bancroft, ON, culminated with an all-Subaru podium. Subaru Canada captured the 2015 CRC Manufacturer, driver and co-driver titles at the previous event in the CRC series, Rocky Mountain Rally, held at the beginning of the month in Invermere, BC.
After already capturing the CRC manufacturer, driver and co-driver titles, Subaru Rally Team Canada (SRTC) showed great pace early by using this event to test new parts. SRTC will make some final adjustments to its developmental improvements before beginning the 2016 season.
"We had a very good season overall, winning all three championships," said Antoine L'Estage, Subaru Rally Team Canada driver. "We were trying a few new parts on the car as development for next year. It shows that the team is already working towards bettering ourselves for 2016."
Rally Grand Master, Sylvain Vincent, and his son, Simon, captured an emotional victory behind the wheel of a Subaru Impreza. With a long career in the sport and countless podium finishes, some even to help propel SRTC into previous manufacturer titles, Sylvain earned Grand Master status (greater than 2,000 lifetime points in Canadian Championship Performance Rallies) without ever finishing at the top of the podium. After winning one of the most difficult events in the series Vincent explained that it would be his last rally as his family will focus on developing his son's skills moving forward.
Finishing in second place and excelling beyond his novice status, Brandon Semenuk executed a smooth effort piloting a Rocket Rally Racing prepared Subaru WRX STI. This absolutely fantastic outcome was achieved with the help and navigational skills of John Hall in the passenger seat. Rounding out the podium was Jeremy Norris and Jeff Hagan in a Subaru Impreza WRX.
Since winning the CRC manufacturer title for an 11th time Subaru Rally Team Canada has solidified its dominance in rally motorsport and sits at the forefront of the series being tied for most marque wins over the series' 58 years. The 2016 CRC saeason officially kicks off on February 5 in Maniwaki, QC at Rallye Perce-Neige.
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.
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Image with caption: "Rally of the Tall Pines 2015 ended with an all-Subaru podium with winner’s Sylvain Vincent and Simon Vincent (centre), Brandon Semenuk and John Hall (left) finishing second, and Jeremy Norris and Jeff Hagan (right) in third. © 2015 Rocket Rally Racing by Philip Ericksen/Radikal Videos. (CNW Group/Subaru Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151130_C7277_PHOTO_EN_554926.jpg
Image with caption: "Subaru Rally Team Canada concludes the 2015 Canadian Rally Championship (CRC) season with their 11th manufacturer title and also captured the driver (Antoine L’Estage) and co-driver (Alan Ockwell) championships. © 2015 Rocket Rally Racing by Philip Ericksen/Radikal Videos. (CNW Group/Subaru Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151130_C7277_PHOTO_EN_554924.jpg
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