Antoine L’Estage and Alan Ockwell of Subaru Rally Team Canada finished the 2017 Rallye Baie des Chaleurs triumphant, earning maximum points in their hunt for the championship battle.
Antoine L’Estage and Alan Ockwell finished the first day of competition at Rallye Baie des Chaleurs with a lead, but not without facing challenges of their own. Thea team had built a good lead in the early part of the day, but a loud sound on an uphill hairpin proved to be a damaged driveline, forcing the team to limp to the end of the day.
The third round of the Canadian Rally Championship is where title fights will gain momentum. Who will come out of the event ahead?
Rallye Baie des Chaleurs is the eastern-most round of the Canadian Rally Championship. It’s the one with the jump. And with Camp Brulé. But Baie’s defining feature may be the thousands of fans that line the stages in the hills surrounding New Richmond, Quebec. Far removed from any major Canadian city, the rally fans of New Richmond ardently show their colours when the CRC comes to town.
Brandon Semenuk and John Hall won an attrition-riddled Rocky Mountain Rally, in Invermere, BC, round two of the Canadian Rally Championship. This is Semenuk’s first national rally victory, and Hall’s first with Semenuk.
Antoine L’Estage and Alan Ockwell took a decisive lead on the first day of the 2017 Rocky Mountain Rally. Competing for Subaru Rally Team Canada, the pair benefitted from being first on the road, facing no dust and only marginal road sweeping on the hard packed gravel roads.
Volunteers are the glue that hold rally events together. Each round of the Canadian Rally Championship is backed by an army of volunteers that help control the roads, ensure the service park functions smoothly, and keep track of the vital timing and scoring information. The Rocky Mountain Rally, taking place this weekend, has a roster of volunteers headed by Co-ordinator Brad Derzaph.
Most rallyists in North America aspire to one day test their mettle at a round of the World Rally Championship. As one of the few places in the world that doesn’t host a round of the premier level of the sport, this idea stays as a dream for many competitors, who may nevertheless go to watch, or volunteer, at a round of the WRC.
Kremer is leading the development of a test he hopes will lead to better health for those in rallying.