Antoine L’Estage and co-driver Nathalie Richard (Ste-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC) charged to an early lead at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Rally, and continued to build their lead to the finish despite harrowing conditions that forced organisers to change the schedule for Saturday’s stages. The Calgary based Rocky Mountain Rally is the second round of the Canadian Rally Championship, presented by Subaru and supported by Yokohama.
“We had the perfect Yokohama tires for the event,” said L’Estage, driver of the Rockstar EVO X. “We took mud tires for the first stages and built a big lead that we kept through the rally. It is our first win since last year, so it feels fantastic.”
While there is some debate about when France came into existence, records suggest the country has crowned a total of 76 kings. In the World Rally Championship, for which Pirelli is the official tyre supplier under a three-year agreement with motorsport’s world governing body, the FIA, there have been two French ‘kings’ or, rather, world champions: Didier Auriol and Sebastien Loeb. Continue reading Pirelli celebrates a new French King in Portugal→
The Basil Read/bizhub Ford Fiesta made a welcome return to the Sasol SA Rally Championship in time for round 4 of the series, the Rally of South Africa in Ermelo, but it was to be another event that caused frustration for the team, but still pointed to the team’s competitiveness on day 2, which bodes well for the second half of the season that kicks off in late July.
Johnny Gemell took his Castrol Team Toyota Auris S2000 to a superb win in challenging conditions in the Rally of South Africa on the 28th and 29th May. The Toyota RunX S2000s of JP Damseaux and Fernando Rueda filled the third and fourth positions overall to secure the Manufacturer’s Award for Toyota.