A 5th world championship for Christophe Boisclair Montreal, Quebec -- Do not rely on calm waters. His shyness and his skills give him a friendly, reserved but determined attitude. At only 16 years of age, Christophe Boisclair, from the town of...
A 5th world championship for Christophe Boisclair
Montreal, Quebec -- Do not rely on calm waters. His shyness and his skills give him a friendly, reserved but determined attitude. At only 16 years of age, Christophe Boisclair, from the town of Terrebonne in Quebec, will be participating in his fifth Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final which will be held next November. So now after Egypt, the Canary Islands, Malaysia and Portugal, it is in the United Arab Emirates in the region of Dubaï that this experienced driver will defend the colours of Canada and Quebec.
" This is another great moment for me " exclaimed Christophe Boisclair right after the announcement of his participation in the Rotax Max Senior class. Adding, " This will be my fifth participation and, as usual, it will be full of rebounds. I am still not used to invitations of this type."
The invitation did not come without effort from this young karting driver. During the Canadian Championship held last August in Hamilton Ontario, he was registered in two classes so as to maximize his chances to participate in the Grand Final, taking part in both the Rotax Max Senior class where he is the reigning Canadian Champion and in the Rotax DD2, gearbox class. He won the title in both classes thus qualifying for the Grand Final. " It was a tough weekend because we had to fight quite hard. The level of racing increases every year. As an example, in the Rotax Max Senior class, there was barely one second separating pole from 40th spot of the 47 registered drivers for qualifying! I worked very hard in every session to improve my position for the start of the final. We ran the finals under rain condition and for me this was an excellent thing. I was finally able to secure the 2007 Canadian Champion title in both categories.
No particular expectations!
Because it is nearly impossible to compete in two classes in the Grand Final, Christophe Boisclair will put all his efforts in the Rotax Max Senior class and try to grab the world title. The chances are there but he speaks wisely. " In a National Championship there are so many unforeseen factors, imagine the Grand Final, an event were I will be confronted against drivers who come from five continents. Anything can happen, from the best to the worst, and I speak from experience. Last year in Portugal, there was a lot of rain, which should have given me an advantage. On the contrary, I fell victim to drivers who lost control on the track during two of the three qualifying heats taking away any hopes of participating in the final race. The only thing that I can guarantee is that I will fight as best as I can. The will to do well and the experience gained during my last four participations in the previous Grand Finals will help me. Now we will see if everything else falls into place " wisely concluded Christophe.
Remember that Christophe Boisclair is a native of the town of Terrebonne in Quebec. He has been racing competitively for over nine years. He holds five Canadian titles and one vice champion title, without forgetting is five qualifications in the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final and one participation in the Euro Max Challenge.
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