Antoine L'Estage and Nathalie Richard will hope to carry over the winning ways to one of Antoine’s favorite Rally's, Rallye de la Baie-des-Chaleurs, in Gaspésie. Photo; Neil McDaid
Montréal (Québec), June 27, 2012.- Reigning Canadian and North American Rally Champions, Quebec driver Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu) and his co-driver Nathalie Richard (of Halifax, NS) are eyeing another victory at this weekend’s Rallye de la Baie-des-Chaleurs, in Gaspésie. The Rockstar Energy Drink duo is anticipating this third round of the 2012 season with enthusiasm as it attempts to win for a third time in as many outings in the Canadian Rally Championship.
"For sure we’re going for the win at the Rallye Baie-des-Chaleurs! It’s an event that we’ve won many times, including last year, and we’re heading into the event as the series leaders. It’s maybe a little early in the season to simply manage our lead in the championship standings but we’ll soon have to start thinking about it – our goal every year is to win the title and sometimes that means being smart about things" shares Antoine L'Estage.
Winners of the first two rounds of the 2012 Canadian Rally Championship, Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard are also leaders of the North American Rally Cup, thanks in part to their victory in Pennsylvania earlier this month. "Our Rockstar Energy Drink Mitsubishi won two rallies in two consecutive weekends. Our goal is to keep the ball rolling with another win in the Baie-des-Chaleurs!" concludes Nathalie Richard.
Photo: Neil McDaid