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Old 12-16-2002, 12:14 PM   #1
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Wink I officially hate/envy Pat Richard...

Pat Richard & 2003 WRC

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Vancouver, BC Patrick Richard of Vancouver, British Columbia, yesterday received confirmation of his acceptance to race in the 2003 World Rally Championship (WRC) series.

He will contest six events in the 2003 Group N World Rally Championship starting with a race on the ice at the challenging Swedish Rally on February 7th, 2003, followed by famous WRC events in New Zealand, Argentina, Cyprus, Germany, Australia, and Corsica. Although relatively unfamiliar to Canadians, the WRC attracts higher numbers of live spectators than any other worldwide sport aside from soccer, with television viewings annually totaling over 480 million.

"As a reigning Canadian and North American champion, Pat is the first Canadian ever to be registered for a World Rally Championship," said Terry Epp, President of the Canadian Association of Rally Sport. "This will compound the significant growth the sport has recently experienced in North America, and have a significant impact on our goal of attracting a WRC event to these shores in the near future." Canada has been on the shortlist of countries that the FIA, world rallying's governing body, is considering for additions to the WRC calendar.

Pat, born in Quebec and now residing in Vancouver, began rallying in 1999. Although a relative newcomer to the sport, his rapid rise to
success since then includes 3 North American and 2 Canadian class championships. This year, driving for the Subaru Canada Rally Team, he captured both the 2002 Canadian Rally Championship and the 2002 North American Group N Championship. He recently returned from competing in his first ever WRC event, the Rally Great Britain in Wales, where he set some top Group N times and received strong reviews.

"Im excited about the opportunity to compete against the best in the world in 2003, and to be the only North American to do so", said Richard. "We will be putting the World Rally Championship in the eyes of Canadians, and we will be representing Canada and North America on the world stage." As a key component of a multi-year strategy, Richard's 2003 program also includes defending his Canadian Rally (CARS) title, and competing in selected North American (CNAR) events. "Were now looking at maximizing our North American exposure and gaining as much event experience at the WRC level as possible."

Richard's management company, Rocket Rally Racing, recently signed a marketing agreement with veteran North American sports marketing consultant Mike Hurst. "Our goal is to get the top North American driver prospect competing at the sport's highest level," explained Hurst, "and to bring a WRC event to North America. Pat's program for 2003 is part of that strategic plan, and we are pursuing sponsorship opportunities to make that happen."
GOOD LUCK PAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 12-16-2002, 12:39 PM   #2
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Im assuming this is with subaru? The article doesnt specify what car he will be driving in WRC
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Old 12-16-2002, 12:56 PM   #3
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Congratufreakinglations!!!!!!!

"I remember when..."

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Old 12-16-2002, 02:04 PM   #4
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sigh... i love that guy...

many congrats Patrick... well deserved and earned!

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Old 12-16-2002, 02:16 PM   #5
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I thought Subaru got over on Pat last year when they gave the second car to Lagemann, but I guess everything turned out for the best.

Congratulations!
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Old 12-16-2002, 02:22 PM   #6
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Go Pat...

You deserve it.. Keep up the good work...


Later

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Old 12-16-2002, 03:12 PM   #7
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Amazing!!!
Does he still frequent?
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Old 12-16-2002, 05:20 PM   #8
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I'm pretty sure he'll still be in a Subaru for GrpN. Probably one of only a few on the list of entries though. Some pretty big names on that list including Arai, Kulig, Blomqvist, and Possum Bourne.
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Old 12-16-2002, 06:12 PM   #9
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Well, he has to be in a competitive Grp N vehicle, and one that he can get sponsorship with.

If someone has the space to host it, I have a video of Pat at Margam Park on Rally of GB. Even though it is a bit of a show stage you can see how fast he is, and always a crowd pleaser.

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Old 12-16-2002, 08:11 PM   #10
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That is amazing.
I'm glad I got to see him run in person in Maine before they wisk him away to WRC..
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Old 12-16-2002, 08:41 PM   #11
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Thumbs up Congratulations!

Go Pat go!

Congratulations to a fellow crazy Canuck!

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Old 12-17-2002, 09:07 AM   #12
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This is sorta funny, since I was thinking of posting a Poll asking "How long do you think it will be before we see a North American driving at the WRC-level?" I didn't mean Group N, but I'm pretty happy with this development so far.
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Old 12-17-2002, 12:25 PM   #13
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I just saw that on specialstage.com too!

Congrats Pat! Show'em how to fly!
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Old 12-17-2002, 03:28 PM   #14
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This has nothing to do with Subaru...Pat is doing this on his own, and he's still trying to get sponsorship and funding.

Even his Canadian "sponsorship" was loose at best, he provided his own crew, etc. Subaru just paid for the car, as I understand it...
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Old 12-18-2002, 06:54 AM   #15
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I'm glad I got to see him run in person in Maine before they wisk him away to WRC..
I was stoked when I got to talk to him @ Sno*Drift last winter. I'll have to make up some stories to tell my kids when he's WRC driver's champion some day.

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Even his Canadian "sponsorship" was loose at best, he provided his own crew, etc. Subaru just paid for the car, as I understand it...
I wish Subaru would "just pay" for my rally car. SOA I want a sonic yellow WRX in full Grp. N prep please. My address is 1751...

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Old 12-20-2002, 04:48 AM   #16
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bump!

Congrats Pat.. i knew you'd hit the world stage some day.

Come back and visit once in a while too =)
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Well, he has to be in a competitive Grp N vehicle, and one that he can get sponsorship with.

If someone has the space to host it, I have a video of Pat at Margam Park on Rally of GB. Even though it is a bit of a show stage you can see how fast he is, and always a crowd pleaser.

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