The 30th Edition of the Rallye Défi Petit Nation, the 4th round of the 2022 Canadian Rally Championship, saw 36 teams tackle two days and 21 stages of gravel action. Several of the stages featured abrupt changes in character, swinging from smooth and fast to rough and technical, forcing the drivers to remain focused for every kilometre. With dusty conditions and a reputation for being a rally of attrition, the stage was set for high speeds and maximum drama.
Tanveer Deen and his sister Naila Deen took their Mitsubishi EVO IX to a comfortable win after dominating the Rocky Mountain Rally, the second round of the Canadian Rally Championship, held in Kananaskis Country, Alberta. The event packed 178 competitive kilometers into just 7 stages, with the bulk of the Rally being held on the epic 34 km long Powderface Trail stage.
Jérome Mailloux and Philippe Poirier drove their Test Racing Subaru to the top step at Rallye Perce Neige, the opening round of the 2022 Canadian Rally Championship held in Maniwaki, Quebec.
Kyle Tilley and Alex Gelsomino piloted their Fiesta R5 to a commanding win at the Big White Winter Rally, the final round of the 2021 Canadian Rally Championship. Finishing second at the event also secured André and René Leblanc the overall national championship title.
This weekend’s Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines was again highlighted by numerous turnovers and surprises. Brothers André and René Leblanc drove their Four Star Motorsports-prepared Subaru WRX STI to victory in this event, the penultimate round of the 2021 Canadian rally season. The victory gives the Gaspesie natives the lead in the championship standings with just one round remaining, to the detriment of Jérôme Mailloux and Philippe Poirier who were the leaders coming into the event.
The Rallye de Charlevoix was contested this past weekend as the fourth of six events in the 2021 Canadian Rally Championship, presented by Subaru. Between the sea and the mountains, in the heart of the beautifully scenic region of Charlevoix, the event was spectacular from start to finish. In the end, a new team earned its very first win in the Canadian Rally Championship: Marc-André Brisebois and Marie-France Desmarais-Trépanier.
A dramatic final-stage shakeup at Rocky Mountain Rally saw the leaders drop off the top step, promoting André and René Leblanc to the event win and vaulting them into the overall points lead. The event marked the return to Western Canada for round three of the 2021 Canadian Rally Championship. This year’s version moved back to the Kananaskis region of Alberta using iconic roads not seen in the championship for nearly a decade.
Held this past weekend in and around Montpellier, in Quebec’s Outaouais region, the 2021 edition of the Rallye Défi Petite Nation brought together 28 teams, 20 of which were entered in the Canadian Rally Championship presented by Subaru. This was the second round on the championship’s 2021 calendar.
The Canadian Rally Championship returned to action again this past weekend in New Richmond, Quebec at Rallye Baie-des-Chaleurs. Kicking off the 2021 championship season, 20 teams descended on the Gaspé Peninsula, eager to get back to action after a long hiatus.
The 2021 Canadian Rally Championship season is set to return to action with the Rocky Mountain Rally in Cochrane, Alberta. The event will mark the first round of the national championship since the 2020 season was cancelled due to health and safety restrictions. The following round, Rallye Baie-des-Chaleurs in July, is also moving ahead with plans.