On the Radar: JC Bujold
By Jeff McConkey
Foreword by Billy Rainford
Jean-Christophe Bujold is a young Quebec rider who had an amazing summer. He was most-often the top-finishing yellow-plated rider in the MX2 Pro/Am class at the eastern rounds of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals. His best finish was a 12th overall in Ulverton. He raced all 6 of the eastern rounds and finished: 24-20-21-17-12-18.
Although this interview was done earlier in the year, it’s interesting to read what his goals for the summer were at the time Jeff spoke with him. Here’s what the fast Intermediate rider had to say.
Name: Jean-Christophe Bujold
Hometown: St-Hubert, Quebec
Occupation: Student in high school, MX Racer and BMX Rider
Bike: 2015 Honda CRF 250, 2015 Honda CRF 450
Race Club: AMXQ CMRC, AMA
Classes: Intermediate MX2,MX2, MX3, Schoolboy 2, Youth
How did you get started in racing?
My dad used to ride motocross and he bought me my PW50 when I was 4. When I turned 5, we went to Ste. Julie for my first race
What is your favourite track and why?
Walton is my favourite track. The dirt, the jumps and elevation changes are really cool.
Who is your favourite rider and why?
The GOAT Ricky Carmichael is the best; a good attitude and cool style.
What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?
JSR, even if he doesn’t race anymore, he is my all-time favourite Canadian Pro rider.
What are your goals for this season?
This season I’m working on being the number one Intermediate rider in Quebec and Walton. Plus a top 10 in a national pro race.
What are your biggest accomplishments?
Winning Walton in Intermediate MX2, Finishing 2nd at Walton in Intermediate MX1 on a borrowed 450, finishing top 10 at Loretta Lynn’s in 250C with a score of 2-2-35 (crash), and all this at 15 years old.
What is your favourite part about going to the races?
First of all, being there with my family and friends is awesome. Also, I thrive to compete with other racers.
What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
I want to be a business owner but do not know exactly in which sector yet.
Who would you like to thank?
My mom , dad and sister for being there for me all those years. A special thanks to our friend Bernard Fortier, he’s helping my dad and myself a lot! I would like to thank all my sponsors/partners for being there and giving me a chance to do what I like and having fun doing it: Honda Canada, Claude Ste-Marie Sport, Motovan, GUS Champigny, Oakley, KB5 Industries, X-Town, Gunk, Kutvek Amerika, Do More Entrainements, Answer, TCX boots, Zox, and Hipertech.