Subaru claims second at Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
Eight Subaru vehicles in the top ten at second event of the season.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ – Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is
pleased to announce that Subaru Rally Team Canada maintains a
five-point lead towards the championship after Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
this past weekend in New Richmond, Quebec. Subaru Rally Team Canada
driver Pat Richard and co-driver Rob Fagg drove quickly and
consistently into second place without taking big risks in order to
focus their efforts on holding a strong lead in the championship.
Coming into Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs, Richard was beginning to
rehabilitate a torn Achilles’ tendon in his left foot, forcing him to
drive slower than usual. Just over halfway through Saturday’s stages,
transmission problems cropped up – causing the loss of the fifth and
sixth gear – yet the crew managed to change the gearbox and shifter
mechanism within the 20-minute service with zero penalties.
“My nature has always been to drive flat out everywhere,” said Richard.
“But really it’s a case of needing to drive to the finish to get the
points… I was happy to do it because we’re leading the [driver's]
championship by 10 points.”
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs is a particularly demanding event with
challenging conditions causing problems for all of the top teams. Even
with the ever-present threat of overheating and punishing terrain,
eight Subaru vehicles finished in the top ten.
____________________________________________________________________ |Pos|Time |Vehicle |Driver/Co-driver | |___|_________|____________________|_________________________________| | | | |Antoine L'Estage - | |1 |1:39:03.0|Mitsubishi EVO X 11 |St-Jean-sur-Richelieu,QC | | | | |Nathalie Richard - Halifax, NS | |___|_________|____________________|_________________________________| |2 |1:39:56.5|Subaru STi 08 |Patrick Richard - Squamish, BC | | | | |Robert Fagg - Squamish, BC | |___|_________|____________________|_________________________________| |3 |1:45:12.6|Subaru WRX 02 |Maxime Labrie - La Prairie, QC | | | | |Robert Labrie - Montmagny, QC | |___|_________|____________________|_________________________________| | | | |Steeve Hobbs - St-Gédéon, QC | |4 |1:46:08.6|Subaru WRX STi 10 |Jean-Mathieu Tremblay - Saguenay,| | | | |QC | |___|_________|____________________|_________________________________| |5 |1:47:32.8|Subaru WRX STi 07 |Max Riddle - Squamish, BC | | | | |Garrod Darren - Squamish, BC | |___|_________|____________________|_________________________________| |6 |1:49:28.6|Subaru WRX STi 04 |André Leblanc - New Richmond, QC | | | | |René Leblanc - New Richmond, QC | |___|_________|____________________|_________________________________| |7 |1:50:08.0|Subaru Impreza 94 |Sylvain Vincent - Terrebonne, QC | | | | |Simon Vincent - Terrebonne, QC | |___|_________|____________________|_________________________________| |8 |1:53:09.7|Mitsubishi EVO IX 05|Hardy Schmidtke - Cochrane, AB | | | | |John Hall - Sherwood Park, AB | |___|_________|____________________|_________________________________| | | | |Mathieu Leblanc - St-Omer, QC | |9 |1:59:06.0|Subaru WRX 01 |Alex S. Litalien Leblanc - | | | | |St-Omer, QC | |___|_________|____________________|_________________________________| |10 |2:02:34.5|Subaru WRX STi 10 |Frank Lognay - Brossard, QC | | | | |Larissa Lognay - Brossard, QC | |___|_________|____________________|_________________________________|
The next event in the Canadian Rally Championship season will be Rallye
Defi on September 6-7, in Ste-Agathe, Quebec.
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. For more
information, please visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca.
SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.
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