Antoine L'Estage

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Antoine L'Estage
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Antoine L'Estage
Personal information
Full name Antoine L'Estage
Nationality Canadian
Born (1973-02-26) February 26, 1973 (age 44)
Québec, Canada
Height 5"11"
Sport
Sport Rally
Event(s) X Games, Rally America, Canadian Rally Championship

Antoine L'Estage is a Canadian rally driver who has won rallies in both Canada and the USA. He lives in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec.[1]

Rally[edit]

Antoine L'Estage was born into the world of rally. As a young boy, he and his siblings would watch their father compete as a driver. He started racing in 1995 at the Rallye de Quebec in regional events. He won Rookie of the year for the 2001 season for the Canadian Rally Championship. He won the championship in 2006, 2007, and seven in a row from 2010 to 2016, coming second to Patrick Richard in 2004, 2008 and 2009. In the 2014 season he became the first 7-time champion as well as the first driver in the history of the CRC to win all six events in the same season.[2] He won the North American Rally Cup in 2007, 2008, and from 2010 to 2014, coming second to Andrew Comrie-Picard in 2009. In 2010, Antoine ended Travis Pastrana's four-year reign over the Rally America championship. He later claimed the North American and the Canadian Rally Championships and secured the Triple Crown for 2010 by winning all three titles in the same year. In 2011 and 2012 Antoine completed the Rally America series as runner-up behind former British champion David Higgins. He competed three times in Rally Car Racing at X Games. He raced his Hyundai Tiburon for X Games 13, borrowed a Rockstar Energy Subaru for X Games 14, finishing ninth, and then he took his Mitsubishi Evo X to a Bronze medal finish at X Games 16 in 2010.[3] In 2011, he broke the record of most wins at Défi St-Agathe Rallye (previously set by John Buffum)[4] when he won the event for the sixth time in seven years. He has also been a test driver on a show in Quebec called Le Guide de l'Auto.[5]

Beginning the 2015 season, Antoine L'Estage joined the Subaru Rally Team Canada (SRTC) and became the driver of the SRTC 2015 Subaru WRX STI with anticipation of being the quickest car, driver and team to ever compete in the CRC. Subaru Rally Team Canada is managed in cooperation with Rocket Rally Racing (RRR) and Patrick Richard, based out of Squamish, BC. The SRTC 2015 Subaru WRX STI was developed[6] at the RRR facility.

Canadian Rally Championship Results[edit]

As of November 2015, Antoine L'Estage became the most successful Canadian rally driver ever, overtaking Taisto Heinonen at 5590 lifetime pts, and tying with John Buffum for most wins at 43.[7] L'Estage went on to win 4 events in the 2016 season on his way to his ninth Canadian Championship, and he was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in October 2016.[8]

Year Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2001 Eagle Talon Rallye de Quebec
5
Rallye Perce-Neige
DNF
Bighorn Rally
DNP
Rocky Mountain Rally
DNP
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
5
Rally of the Voyageurs
DNF
Rally International Charlevoix
DNP
Rally of the Tall Pines
4
8th 26
2002 Eagle Talon/Hyundai Elantra Rallye de Quebec
DNF
Rallye Perce-Neige
4
Bighorn Rally
DNP
Rocky Mountain Rally
DNP
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
DNF
Défi St-Agathe
DNF
Rally of the Voyageurs
DNF
Rally International Charlevoix
5
Rally of the Tall Pines
DNP
8th 18
2003 Hyundai Elantra Rallye Perce-Neige
2
Rallye de Quebec
8
Bighorn Rally
DNF
Rocky Mountain Rally
4
Pacific Forest Rally
DNP
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
DNF
Défi St-Agathe
DNF
Rally of the Tall Pines
2
5th 46
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX/Hyundai Tiburon Rallye Perce-Neige
DNP
Rocky Mountain Rally
3
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
DNF
Défi St-Agathe
DNF
Pacific Forest Rally
2
Rally of the Tall Pines
1
2nd 47
2005 Hyundai Tiburon Rallye Perce-Neige
DNF
Rocky Mountain Rally
DNF
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
1
Défi St-Agathe
1
Pacific Forest Rally
1
Rally of the Tall Pines
DNF
2nd 60
2006 Hyundai Tiburon Rallye Perce-Neige
1
Rocky Mountain Rally
1
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
DNF
Défi St-Agathe
1
Pacific Forest Rally
2
Rally of the Tall Pines
1
1st 106
2007 Hyundai Tiburon Rallye Perce-Neige
3
Rocky Mountain Rally
1
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
1
Défi St-Agathe
1
Pacific Forest Rally
1
Rally of the Tall Pines
1
1st 124
2008 Hyundai Tiburon Rallye Perce-Neige
1
Rocky Mountain Rally
DNF
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
3
Défi St-Agathe
DNF
Pacific Forest Rally
1
Rally of the Tall Pines
DNF
2nd 64
2009 Mitsubishi Evo X Rallye Perce-Neige
1
Rocky Mountain Rally
DNF
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
4
Défi St-Agathe
1
Pacific Forest Rally
2
Rally of the Tall Pines
5
2nd 84
2010 Mitsubishi Evo X Rallye Perce-Neige
16
Rocky Mountain Rally
1
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
6
Défi St-Agathe
1
Pacific Forest Rally
1
Rally of the Tall Pines
1
1st 98
2011 Mitsubishi Evo X Rallye Perce-Neige
1
Rocky Mountain Rally
1
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
1
Défi St-Agathe
1
Pacific Forest Rally
2
Rally of the Tall Pines
DNF
1st 106
2012 Mitsubishi Evo X Rallye Perce-Neige
1
Rocky Mountain Rally
1
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
1
Défi St-Agathe
2
Pacific Forest Rally
1
Rally of the Tall Pines
2
1st 122
2013 Mitsubishi Evo X Rallye Perce-Neige
DNF
Rocky Mountain Rally
1
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
1
Défi St-Agathe
1
Pacific Forest Rally
1
Rally of the Tall Pines
2
1st 106
2014 Mitsubishi Evo X Rallye Perce-Neige
1
Rocky Mountain Rally
1
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
1
Défi St-Agathe
1
Pacific Forest Rally
1
Rally of the Tall Pines
1
1st 132
2015 Subaru WRX STI Rallye Perce-Neige
1
Pacific Forest Rally
1
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
1
Défi St-Agathe
DNF
Rocky Mountain Rally
1
Rally of the Tall Pines
DNF
1st 90
2016 Subaru WRX STI Rallye Perce-Neige
DNF
Rocky Mountain Rally
1
Rallye Baie Des Chaleurs
13
Défi St-Agathe
14
Pacific Forest Rally
1
Rally of the Tall Pines
1
Big White Winter Rally
1
1st 92

Complete Rally America results[edit]

Year Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2006 Hyundai Tiburon Sno*Drift
DNP
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
DNP
Oregon Trail
DNP
Susquehannock Trail
5
Maine Forest
DNF
Ojibwe Forests
DNP
Colorado Cog
DNP
LSPR
DNP
Wild West Rally
DNP
29th 11
2007 Hyundai Tiburon Sno*Drift
DNP
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
DNP
Oregon Trail
DNP
Olympus Rally
DNP
Susquehannock Trail
DNF
New England Forest Rally
2
Ojibwe Forests
DNP
Rally Colorado
DNP
LSPR
DNP
15th 18
2008 Hyundai Tiburon Sno*Drift
1
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
DNF
Olympus Rally
DNP
Oregon Trail
DNP
Susquehannock Trail
1
New England Forest Rally
DNF
Ojibwe Forests
DNP
Rally Colorado
DNP
LSPR
DNP
7th 46
2009 Mitsubishi Evo X Sno*Drift
DNP
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
DNF
Olympus Rally
DNP
Oregon Trail
DNP
Susquehannock Trail
8
New England Forest Rally
3
Ojibwe Forests
DNP
Rally Colorado
DNP
LSPR
2
11th 36
2010 Mitsubishi Evo X Sno*Drift
2
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
2
Olympus Rally
2
Oregon Trail
3
Susquehannock Trail
1
New England Forest Rally
1
1st 87
2011 Mitsubishi Evo X Sno*Drift
DNF
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
1
Olympus Rally
2
Oregon Trail
2
Susquehannock Trail
2
New England Forest Rally
1
2nd 96
2012 Mitsubishi Evo X Sno*Drift
2
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
DNF
Oregon Trail
DNF
Susquehannock Trail
1
New England Forest Rally
1
Olympus Rally
3
2nd 77
2013 Mitsubishi Evo X Sno*Drift
1
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
DNF
Oregon Trail
DNF
Susquehannock Trail
DNP
New England Forest Rally
DNF
Ojibwe Forests
DNF
LSPR
2
5th 43
2014 Mitsubishi Evo X Sno*Drift
2
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
DNF
Oregon Trail
DNP
Susquehannock Trail
DNP
Mt. Washington Hillclimb
DNP
New England Forest Rally
DNP
Ojibwe Forests
DNP
LSPR
DNP
16th 18
2015 Subaru WRX STI Sno*Drift
DNP
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
DNP
Oregon Trail
DNP
Olympus Rally
DNF
Susquehannock Trail
DNP
New England Forest Rally
DNP
Ojibwe Forests
DNP
LSPR
DNP
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Personal life[edit]

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