|Despite being in a tough battle for the 2012 Rally America Championship, Antoine L'Estage is not going to give David Higgins an inch as he head in the battle this weekend at the New England Forest Rally: Photo Neil McDaid / Rallly World News|
Montreal (Québec), July 11th, 2012. – Hot off the team’s third consecutive victory, Quebec driver Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu) and his co-driver Nathalie Richard (of Halifax, Nova Scotia) today head to the Sunday River ski resort for the fifth round of the Rally America series. In the adjacent states of Maine and New Hampshire, the New England Forest Rally will once again be hotly contested by some of the top rally teams on the continent.
The Rockstar Energy Drink duo presently sits in second place in the hunt for the Rally America title, which they last claimed in 2010. "The New England Forest Rally is one of my favourite events of the year. We’ve won here the past two years in a row and I’m looking forward to doing it again" confides an eager L’Estage. "The Concord Pond stage has been moved to earlier in the day on Friday – it’s an extremely popular stage, loaded with spectators, and I can’t wait to give them a good show" he adds.
|L'Estage has no plans to chase Ken Block's record time on Concord Pond stage, but if the conditions are right Antoine is surly capable. Photo Neil McDaid / Rally World News|