A LIFE DEDICATED TO RALLY
Antoine L’Estage, iconic figure in the rally world, has paved his way to glory ever since his childhood, evolving alongside his father, who was also a driver and inspired by his family’s passion for this thrilling sport. With over 25 years of experience, he has imposed himself as the undisputed leader of the L’Esatge bloodline in the rally universe.
FROM CHILDHOOD TO PASSION
Antoine L’Estage was born within the rally world. Alongside his brother and sister, he grew up admiring his father, who was himself a rally driver. Quickly, this sport became a passion and a lifestyle! With over 25 years of experience, Antoine has become the leader of the L’Esatge bloodline in the rally universe.
THE TRIUMPHANT SEASON OF 2010
In 2010, Antoine terminated Travis Pastrana’s reign, being crowned champion of Rally America. That same season, he also secured the North American and Canadian titles, achieving the claim of the prestigious Triple Crown – an accomplishment only achieved twice in the history of rally in North America. As a bonus, his bronze medal at the Los Angeles X Games has added a touch of greatness to this exceptional season.
THE DOMINATION YEARS
Still driving a LIBRA RACING prepared car and with John Buffum playing a significant role, the quest for excellence continued in 2011 when Antoine finished as Rally America series’ runner up, behind former British champion David Higgings. Soon after, he once again landed the North American and Canadian titles. This winning formula has repeated itself in 2012 and 2013, with Antoine adding to his impressive track record four additional titles.
SIX RALLIES, SIX VICTORIES
The 2014 season was marked by an extraordinary record, with Antoine becoming the first driver in history to win all six rallies in a single CRC season.
The years 2015, 2016 and 2017 have seen him once again accumulate laurels, while each time establishing new records for the highest number of titles, this time behind the wheel of the Subaru STI for Subaru Canada’s rally team. Overall, Antoine has accumulated an impressive total of 63 national victories, across all categories on both sides of the border. He holds all records in Canadian Rally Championship, boasting the most titles, victories and points scored.
Induction into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame
In 2015, Antoine L’Estage made history by being inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame, given his rally icon status and his lasting impact in the field.
L’Estage has become, unparalleled, the most performing rally driver in Canada and one of the best in North America. In a realm of motorsport competition subjected to the most extreme weather and road conditions, the laureate has proven his world-class talent.
Experienced driver, Antoine L’Estage, with a wealth of expertise, has known successful collaborations with important manufacturers and sponsors within the rallying field.
Antoine L’Estage has been acting as gravel crew for Gus Greensmith since 2018, navigating the WRC roads with great expertise.
Antoine L’Estage is a part of the highly select group of instructors for Porsche Canada, therefore adding another string to his bow.
Antoine L’Estage offers coaching/mentoring services to rally drivers who are looking to enhance their skills. These training sessions cover various crucial aspects for the development of the participants.
ON A MORE PERSONAL NOTE
Antoine L’Estage is the father of two children, Juliette and Ludovic. He shares his life with his partner Sophie Granger, who has two children, Léonie et Liam.
Wellness and Commitment
As the co-owner of three CRUNCH Fitness centers located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Chambly, and Lachine, Antoine remains committed to the wellness industry.
Passion for cycling
Physical activity has always been an essential component of his life, and he holds a special fondness for gravel biking.