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Subaru Rally Team Canada wins Tall Pines

Subaru entrants claim seven spots in the final rally of the season. 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to 
announce Subaru Rally Team Canada's win in the final event of the Canadian 
Rally Championship season, the Rally of the Tall Pines, which was held this 
past weekend in Bancroft, Ontario. 
The conclusion to the 2012 season was victorious yet drama-filled for Subaru 
Rally Team Canada driver Pat Richard and co-driver Alan Ockwell. In a battle 
for the lead, Richard and Ockwell suffered two flat tires and severe brake 
impairment after front brake damage caused the rear brakes to overheat and 
catch fire. Despite these setbacks on the final three stages, the duo pressed 
on for a first-place podium finish, earning Subaru second place overall in the 
manufacturer's championship. 
"It's nice to see a good race result for the team," said Richard. "The guys 
have been working so hard for so long... It's a good change." 
Ugo Desgreniers and Erik Kirby also claimed a spot on the podium with a 
third-place finish in their Subaru WRX STI. In total, seven Subaru vehicles 
finished in the top ten. 
The Canadian Rally Championship comprises six events held nationwide in a 
season that runs from February to November. The series is presented by Subaru 
Canada, supported by Yokohama Tire Canada and features a contingency program 
from Subaru Canada. The Canadian Association of Rallysport (CARS) is the 
official sanctioning body for rallying in Canada. Rally car racing is often 
described simply as "real cars, real roads, real fast." The all-season 
motorsport sees drivers and their co-drivers take modified road cars to the 
limit as they achieve blistering speeds over closed-road courses that 
typically cover more than 150 kilometres of gravel, dirt or snow-covered 
roads. Fans can get up close to the cars in the service areas and catch all 
the action from specially designated spectator points located at the best 
spots on the route. 
Here are the final standings for Rally of the Tall Pines: 


            1.) Pat Richard - Alan Ockwell - one hour, 46 minutes, 18.4
            seconds
            2.) Antoine L'Estage - Nathalie Richard - 1:50:56.13
            3.) Ugo Desgreniers - Erik Kirby - 1:52:39.1
            4.) Ryan Huber - John Vanos - 1:56:24.5
            5.) Alexandre R. Ouellette - Nicholas R. Ouellette -
            1:59:04.3
            6.) Maxime Labrie - Robert Labrie - 1:59:32.9
            7.) Hardy Schmidtke - John Hall - 1:59:51.7
            8.) Jeremy Norris - Frank Sprongl - 2:01:34.8
            9.) Michelle Laframboise - Dean Hopkins - 2:03:14.7
            10.) Mason Moyle - Craig Drew - 2:05:31.1

The Canadian Rally Championship returns this February 2-3, 2013, with the 
Rallye Perce Neige near Maniwaki, Quebec.

About Subaru Canada, Inc. 
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. 
of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company markets and 
distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of over 
85 authorized dealers across Canada. For more information, please visit 
www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca.



Joe Felstein or Julie Lychak  (905) 568-4959

Amyot Bachand Media Relations, Quebec Region (514) 691-9276

Image with caption: "Subaru Rally Team Canada claims first place at Rally of 
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Image with caption: "Subaru Rally Team Canada claims first place at Rally of 
the Tall Pines. Photo credit: Worldrallysport.com (CNW Group/Subaru Canada 
Inc.)". Image available at:  
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Image with caption: "Subaru Rally Team Canada claims first place at Rally of 
the Tall Pines. Photo credit: Worldrallysport.com (CNW Group/Subaru Canada 
Inc.)". Image available at:  
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SOURCE: Subaru Canada Inc.

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CO: Subaru Canada Inc.
ST: Ontario
NI: AUT ENT 

-0- Nov/26/2012 23:15 GMT


 
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