L'Estage Clinches Fifth Défi Win

Ste-Agathe, QC Antoine L'Estage and Nathalie Richard ran a flawless Rallye Défi to land their second win of the Canadian season, and L'Estage's fifth victory at the event. An early stage flat tire gave Subaru Rally Team Canada's Pat Richard and Alan Ockwell a deficit from which they could not recover, despite many stage wins. Richard would settle for a second place finish.

CRC leader heading into Défi, Bruno Carré, maintained a podium position for most of the event but succumbed to a mechanical issue leaving teammate Craig Henderson to round out the podium.

The DNF for Carré allowed both Richard and L'Estage to move ahead in the CRC standings, with Richard leading L'Estage by a mere 3 points. The penultimate round of the Championship kicks off October 1st in Merritt, BC with the Pacific Forest Rally.