Big Results at Big White as L’Estage Caps an Incredible Season with Driver’s Title
14 December 2016
Subaru Rally Team Canada (SRTC) driver Antoine L’Estage and co-driver Darren Garrod have won the 2016 Driver’s and Co-Driver’s Championships, securing the titles at the Big White Winter Rally in Kelowna, BC this past weekend. L’Estage claimed his 9th Canadian Rally Championship (CRC) Driver’s title in impressive fashion, tackling notoriously wintery conditions to lead the rest of the pack by a margin of over 10 minutes.
“Winning the Big White Rally the first time it is a national event is a really good feeling,” said L’Estage. “We are really happy to have won the championship title for Subaru at the last event, and now for Darren and I to clinch the driver and co-driver titles here.”
“It’s been a good season with great support from Subaru, and the Rocket Rally team.”
Having already clinched marque title for a record 12th time at the Rally of the Tall Pines, Subaru continued to exert its dominance with a total of eight Subaru teams finishing in the top ten.
Championship winners will be awarded trophies at a gala event in Halifax next month. The 2017 season begins shortly after, at the Rallye Perce Neige in Maniwaki, Quebec in February.