Six-time Canadian Rally Champion Antoine L’Estage has confirmed he will race at World RX of Canada as a late entry in the RX Lites Intercontinental Cup. The Canadian will take the seat of America’s Mitchell DeJong who was unable to compete following a listeria infection.
Antoine L’Estage currently holds six North American titles, six Canadian, one American (2010) and 44 rally victories across Canada and the United States. The RX Lites Intercontinental Cup is a supporting event for the headline Supercar category where Canadian stars Jacques Villeneuve and Patrick Carpentier will both compete.
“It’s a great opportunity that I just couldn’t pass up,” explained L’Estage who hails from Quebec. “I had an initial plan of participating in the Supercar class but I had to back out to due a lack of budget. Thanks to the 106.9 FM station, Andreas Eriksson and the Ford Olsbergs MSE team, who is providing me with the car, I will be there. It’s awesome!”
L’Estage concluded: “I’m realistic, my only rallycross experience dates back several years to the X Games. But the level wasn’t close to what we see in today’s World Rallycross Championship.”
The seventh round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will kick off tomorrow at the GP3R street circuit in Trois-Rivieres with free practice at 1210 local time. Qualifying is scheduled at 1440 with the Supercar semi-finals and all-important final from 1930. The podium presentation will take place at 2020.
Source : rallycrossrx.com