How was your performance in 2018? What were your strong and weak points?
Disappointed in the results. Lots of bad luck. Proud of my wins. My strong point is consistency and what needs to improve are my starts.
Are there any changes to your boat or your team?
A new paint job and some new team members, people that have always helped me.
Do you have any rituals just before the race?
I empty my head of all my thoughts and go over the boat and prepare my cockpit.
What are your goals for the 2019 season?
Make it to more finals and improve my ranking in the championship. (10th in 2018)
What pushed you to become a hydroplane driver at 31 years old?
Three years ago, I was sponsoring my friend Remy Leblanc’s Vegas and he let me into the pits and I even got to help him from time to time. I immediately fell in love with the sport. I told him that if he ever wanted to sell his boat, I would be interested. Two years ago, one week before the Régates de Beauharnois, he made me an offer and, without telling anyone, I accepted it! The moment I received the confirmation that the deal was accepted by the Régates de Valleyfield organization was very special for me. Growing up in Valleyfield, the Régates have been a part of my life for over 26 years. My dream was coming true.
What is your favorite moment in the world of racing?
For someone who grew up in Valleyfield, finishing second last year is unforgettable. But what I remember the most is my first race without restrictions. It was the Sunday in Valleyfield, I was in the first lane and after missing my start, I manage to catch up with the leader and overtake him 2 laps before the finish line. It was my first win in Valleyfield, in front of my friends and family and I will keep great memories of that moment for a long time.