Patrick Richard and the Subaru Rally Team Canada celebrated their return to the Canadian Rally Championship with a win at the 2008 Rocky Mountain Rally near Calgary, Alberta, this weekend. Richard and co-driver Alan Ockwell reached the podium in the brand new 2008 Subaru WRX STI.
After opening up an early lead, in spite of challenging weather and slippery roads, the veteran driver took advantage of the chance to develop the new car and further improve performance.
"It's a great feeling; the team worked incredibly hard to get the car ready for this race," said Richard. "And it was especially exciting to share the podium with Alan on his first national win. We're really looking forward to challenging ourselves again at Baie des Chaleurs in June."
The next round of the Canadian Rally Championship is the Rallye Baie des Chaleurs in New Richmond, Québec, on June 27-28, 2008.