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2012 for the first gain Quebecois Antoine L'Estage

Second round of the North American Rally Cup and the first Canadian championship, Rallye Perce-Neige was the main attraction for motorsports fans last weekend. This test, played in Maniwaki (Quebec), is recognized as the ultimate winter rally in North America and twists did not lack in this edition 2012.

In mind, the North American and Canadian champion Antoine L'Estage and his co-driver Nathalie Richard, were in a second departure in as many weekends with their new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 10. If the duo had the settle for second place in Michigan, it was never here gives the impression of losing power, dominating from start to finish the ordeal, despite the threat of early ordeal Patrick Richard (Subaru Rally Team Team Canada). Richard gave up mid-term result has consecutive mechanical trouble which has a jump landing was a little too rough, while L'Estage was already settled comfortably in command.

It is ultimately the Toronto Urlichich Leo, co-pilot Welshman Carl Williamson (Subaru Impreza WRX) who finished second more than eight minutes behind the winner, while the father-son duo consists of Sylvain and Simon Vincent, also in a Subaru , complete the podium.

Elsewhere on the international stage, Formula 1 attracts the attention these days, while the stables reveal each other after their new car. McLaren, Caterham, Force India and Ferrari are the teams to have presented their colors last week, Red Bull, Lotus, Sauber and Toro Rosso are doing the same this week.

This is the Ferrari F2012 which has done the most about her, with his front wing and its curious bump on the cover. This aspect that many observers believe frankly disgraceful is intended to exploit as much as possible aerodynamics and air pontoons lateral access. An aggressive design could say to stay friendly with engineers from the prestigious Scuderia, but even they admit they do not win a prize of aestheticism with this car! The director of the team, Stefano Domenicali, has even added at the launch: "In fact it is not really very nice from my point of view but it is a value that does not run in Formula 1. As you know, these choices are from the new technical regulations and aim to optimize the performance of the car. "

The teams are now hoping that the cold wave raging now in Europe will disappear quickly in order to start testing these cars 2012 on the Spanish circuit of Barcelona and Jerez.

In northern Europe, the snow is even more present for the greatest joy of rally fans since it is this next weekend that will fight Rally Sweden, the second event of the 2012 Championship season world (WRC). After the victory of Sebastien Loeb in Monte-Carlo, many Finnish pilots, Norwegian and Swedish attempt to regain control of their favorite playground.

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