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Old 02-01-2009, 11:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy Is Pinker Retiring?

I don't know if this means he's retiring, or if he's got a new ride, but just saw a classified for his rockstar Sti:

http://www.specialstage.com/classifi...ct/1271/cat/13
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:48 PM   #2
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I don't know if this means he's retiring, or if he's got a new ride, but just saw a classified for his rockstar Sti:

http://www.specialstage.com/classifi...ct/1271/cat/13


Pinker was brought onto the Rockstar Team by Tanner (Pinker was not directly sponsored).

The Rockstar Team is moving to Mitsubishi's for 2009 and has a different second driver lined up, leaving Andy with a car and no budget.

He hasn't retired, he just doesn't have the money to run the car, more or less the most common thing in rallying.....
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:57 PM   #3
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That sucks... I just read elsewhere he'd also gotten an invite to the 2009 x-games.

So who's taking his spot on the Rockstar team? Has it been announced anywhere?
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:16 AM   #4
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Oh man that sucks.

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Pinker was brought onto the Rockstar Team by Tanner (Pinker was not directly sponsored).

The Rockstar Team is moving to Mitsubishi's for 2009 and has a different second driver lined up, leaving Andy with a car and no budget.

He hasn't retired, he just doesn't have the money to run the car, more or less the most common thing in rallying.....
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:53 AM   #5
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That sucks... I just read elsewhere he'd also gotten an invite to the 2009 x-games.

So who's taking his spot on the Rockstar team? Has it been announced anywhere?

Andy was also invited to the X Games in 2006 but did not attend that year...


I believe that Antione L'Estage will be joining Tanner in Rockstar supported cars.
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:00 PM   #6
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"Montreal (Quebec), January 14 2009.- Quebec driver Antoine L’Estage, co-driven by Nathalie Richard, both from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (QC), will return to the Canadian Rally Championship and the North American Rally Cup at the wheel of a brand new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X.

This new partnership will see the current North American champions start the 2009 season at the Rallye Perce-Neige (Maniwaki, QC) on February 7th with the Mitsubishi, currently being built by rally legend John Buffum at his Libra Racing shop in Vermont.

“This is big news for our entire team, the biggest and most exciting project I have ever taken part in since the start of my rally career ” explains Antoine L’Estage, “the new addition of Rockstar Energy Drink, who becomes co-title sponsors alongside Mitsubishi and Royal Group, increased support from Yokohama Canada and the addition of Mobil 1 Lubricants are crucial to our programme for the 2009 season ” he adds.

Four-time North American champion co-driver Nathalie Richard will return to Antoine’s side, as will John Buffum and the Coyote Rallye team of mechanics to prepare and maintain the rally car. “Since the car is entirely brand new, I will have very little time to get to know it as much as I would like to prior to the first stage at the Rallye Perce-Neige in only a few weeks but I am confident that I will bring a Mitsubishi to the top step of the podium before too long ” adds the Quebec driver.

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is the latest version of the Lancer Evo line, cars that are particularly efficient for rally competition around the world.For Antoine, two-time Canadian and North American champion, the goals with the new car are set very high.

Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard participate in the 2009 Canadian Rally Championship with the support of Rockstar Energy Drink, Royal Group, Mitsubishi Canada, Yokohama Tires, Mobil, Energie Cardio, Libra Racing, OMP Racewear and MBF Racing. For more information on the team or on rallying in general, visit Coyote Rallye

Source : Coyote Rallye Media Services, (514) 825-4332"
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:44 PM   #7
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^ so no more awd Hyundai?

sounds like Subaru is going to finally have some competition for advertising at RA events
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:24 PM   #8
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Just this past weekend, Foust drove the ex L'Estsage Hyundai at Sno*Drift, and put the old battlewagen on the podium. He is said to be driving an Evo X very soonly however.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:25 PM   #9
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^ so no more awd Hyundai?
Nope. In reality though, that car was more Evo than Hyundai from the start.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:58 PM   #10
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Nope. In reality though, that car was more Evo than Hyundai from the start.
yea but it was so cool to see a tiburan spinning four tires in the dirt!
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:50 PM   #11
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I'd seen that press release a few weeks ago, but I guess when I read it, I didn't realize it was at Pinker's expense. I hope things fall into place for Andy and he's able to work something out.
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I don't know if this means he's retiring, or if he's got a new ride, but just saw a classified for his rockstar Sti:

http://www.specialstage.com/classifi...ct/1271/cat/13
I hope to see Andy back, but oh man do I wish I had $90K kicking around

I do hope to see the Evo X's out on the stages soon. It would be nice to have someone to keep Travis and Ken in check and make for more competition. The Hyundai was fun to watch though, and looked evil in the RockStar black and gold at SnoDrift.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:11 PM   #13
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I'd seen that press release a few weeks ago, but I guess when I read it, I didn't realize it was at Pinker's expense. I hope things fall into place for Andy and he's able to work something out.
I agree, hopefully he can make it back out there. He's a good guy and good driver to boot. Both he and his co-driver were very appreciative at Oregon Trail last year when I brought their catback exhaust back to them after they had left it behind on one of the last forest stages of the event .
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:26 PM   #14
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I don't know if this means he's retiring, or if he's got a new ride, but just saw a classified for his rockstar Sti:

http://www.specialstage.com/classifi...ct/1271/cat/13
I asked my wife if she would buy this for me for Valentines Day. She was .
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:38 PM   #15
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if I win the lottery tonight that's the first thing I'm buying haha....

hey you gotta have a dream right?
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