One month away from the 24 Heures Motos, what’s your frame of mind?
“I’m a little harassed as a result of due to the postponements of the assorted occasions, the timing will likely be tight between the races of the French Championship and people of the FIM EWC. We will rapidly get into the 24 Heures Motos racing week, however I do know from expertise that after it begins, every thing will likely be fantastic. “
During the Pre-Mans checks, you set a time of 1’43”531 and 278 laps on the Bugatti circuit. What is your evaluation of those two days of free apply?
“The outcomes aren’t passable as a result of we must always have began once more from these checks with a lap time quicker than one second. In phrases of driving, we did as many laps as potential. Despite this, we didn’t discover the perfect setting for the bike to go quick. We nonetheless have work to do on the chassis to make it straightforward to journey over 24 hours. The race week goes by in a short time so we do not begin with a actual benefit. “
2021 marks the twentieth anniversary of the # 22 Stocksport victory. What will likely be your goal for this forty fourth version of the 24 Heures Motos?
“The extra the editions go, the harder it’s to qualify. Former riders of the MotoGP and Superbike world championships be part of the endurance and naturally the extent will increase. The groups rent more and more aggressive machines. There is a actual arms race. For our half, we stay an beginner crew for whom it’s troublesome to develop the bike with a restricted finances. Therefore, our first goal is to qualify for the race after which to achieve the end. If there are any good surprises through the race, that may solely be a bonus. “
You have three participations within the 24 Heures Motos. What does the ordeal imply to you?
“I actually just like the Bugatti circuit. It thrills me and it is my favourite in (*24*). The 24 Heures Motos is a very troublesome race bodily, however it’s not insurmountable. Where it is actually sophisticated is when the climate situations are changeable like final yr. These are the toughest 24 Hours Motorcycles I’ve skilled. Psychologically, we needed to maintain on as a result of at every stint we did not know what to anticipate when it comes to situations. My worry was losing the crew’s time. It was essential to be strong within the head. There is a lot of adrenaline in these races and you may’t discover it wherever else. It is because of this that we at all times need to return regardless of the difficulties. “
You are beginning your second season with Team 202 which represents the Motorcycling Club of the National Police. How do you’re feeling on this atypical crew?
“I really feel very good there. My teammates and all crew members are mates. They are extraordinary individuals who have their hearts on their arms. The 24 Heures Motos permits this sort of encounter. There is a very good group cohesion and it’s like a second household for me. They do not put strain on us. We are requested to have enjoyable and to please the crew. “
What are your qualities for endurance?
“I take extra pleasure in endurance than in pace. In endurance, it’s a must to be a actual metronome and that’s my important high quality. I’m not a qualifying pilot. I’ve by no means crashed in a 24 hour race. I’m not a quick pilot however I’m dependable. I understand how to reply current and I haven’t got a downside with overtaking a relay. You can rely on me! “
You will in all probability be the one feminine rider firstly of the 24 Heures Motos. Do you remorse it?
“It’s not going to alter a lot for me. I’m used to combined crews. From 2013 to 2019, I used to be a part of the Girls Racing Team, a 100 feminine crew. It went very nicely nevertheless, becoming a member of Team 202 opened my eyes and widened my visual field. It’s not straightforward for us feminine riders to seek out a place in a combined crew. I’ve a small construct so the bike is just not essentially made for me however I’m a good chameleon, I understand how to adapt. “
You have three participations within the 24 Heures Motos. The document for a feminine pilot is ready by Magali Langlois with 5 begins. Is it a objective so that you can match or exceed this efficiency?
“I’m getting older however what’s good about endurance is that there are a lot of skilled riders. As lengthy as I handle to qualify and ship good races, I’m comfortable. There is a huge milestone to be crossed so as to have the ability to play the rostrum within the Superstock class and it’ll not come in a single day. It requires a lot of coaching and it’s generally troublesome to get in situation when you might have a skilled exercise on the aspect. However, why not go and get Magali’s document? She is one in all my icons and I by no means thought I’d comply with her path. We should maintain on. “
Photo: Amandine Creusot surrounded by these two teammates through the Pre-Mans testing of the 2021 24 Hours Motos. The # 22 Yamaha R1 of Team 202 will likely be entered within the Superstock class.