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Race Report: Canadian Rally Championship Wraps Up in Bancroft
« on: December 02, 2014, 06:26:22 am »

Antoine L'Estage clean sweeps the 2014 Canadian Rally Championship.
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Re: Race Report: Canadian Rally Championship Wraps Up in Bancroft
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 07:35:13 am »
Well done Alan! Great guy.  His last car:

RWS_4381 by rob smith photography, on Flickr

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And the last time I was in Bancroft...

RWS_4342 by rob smith photography, on Flickr

Good times.  Dave, we have to do that again!


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Re: Race Report: Canadian Rally Championship Wraps Up in Bancroft
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 08:42:27 am »
" Patrick Richard suffered a neurological complication brought on by repeated minor head injuries, "

Yep, that would do it.  :o
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Re: Race Report: Canadian Rally Championship Wraps Up in Bancroft
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 12:13:01 pm »
Antoine Lestage would be a national hero in any European country with his track record...he's now 2 or 3 victories away from Buffum's career total, yet he's mostly unknown by the public. I read that this 2014 season could have ended with one crash or major part failure so small was his budget. Good thing he now has a pr firm on his case as this guy deserves recognition!
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Re: Race Report: Canadian Rally Championship Wraps Up in Bancroft
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2014, 12:15:31 pm »
Someone I'm very, very close to published a feature on Antoine in the Toronto Star on the weekend. If you're in TO, you should check it out. It's online too I think.

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Re: Race Report: Canadian Rally Championship Wraps Up in Bancroft
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2014, 12:16:30 pm »
Thanks for reporting on this. Any word on why L'Estage lost his major sponsors before the season? Wasn't he with Subaru at one time?

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Re: Race Report: Canadian Rally Championship Wraps Up in Bancroft
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2014, 12:38:53 pm »
Someone I'm very, very close to published a feature on Antoine in the Toronto Star on the weekend. If you're in TO, you should check it out. It's online too I think.

So did LaPresse in Montreal last weekend. Will check for that!

Btw, the Toronto Star ran a piece on traffic written by Nadine Filion - I was interviewed quite a bit for that one.

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Re: Race Report: Canadian Rally Championship Wraps Up in Bancroft
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2014, 12:40:34 pm »
Thanks for reporting on this. Any word on why L'Estage lost his major sponsors before the season? Wasn't he with Subaru at one time?

Monster energy drinks just went away, and Mitsubishi is turning its back on motorsports to focus on green appliances.

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Re: Race Report: Canadian Rally Championship Wraps Up in Bancroft
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2014, 12:56:15 pm »
Thanks for reporting on this. Any word on why L'Estage lost his major sponsors before the season? Wasn't he with Subaru at one time?

Monster energy drinks just went away, and Mitsubishi is turning its back on motorsports to focus on green appliances.

Good to know.

A few years back I remember when L'Estage with Subaru kept on losing to Richard with Mitsubishi. At the time I wondered if s-awc had any significant contributions to that. If we look past the drivers and at the cars over the past 5 years or so do we see a Mitsu winning more often than a Subaru? Or I am I trying to make something out of nothing?

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Re: Race Report: Canadian Rally Championship Wraps Up in Bancroft
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2014, 07:18:19 pm »
Well done Alan! Great guy.  His last car:

RWS_4381 by rob smith photography, on Flickr

RWS_4253 by rob smith photography, on Flickr

Team Subaru by rob smith photography, on Flickr


And the last time I was in Bancroft...

RWS_4342 by rob smith photography, on Flickr

Good times.  Dave, we have to do that again!

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Re: Race Report: Canadian Rally Championship Wraps Up in Bancroft
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2014, 04:04:43 pm »
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