Out of the Blue: Alexandra Kiwi Dubois
By Jeff McConkey
Name: Alexandra Kiwi Dubois
Birthday: May 25, 1990
Hometown: Sherbrooke, Quebec
School & Grade: Diploma in mechanics accessories sales and currently student in building design.
Bike: Yamaha YZ 125
Race Club: FMSQ (Fédération des motocylistes de sentiers du Québec)
Classes: Women Intermediate
How did you get started in racing?
Since I was little, I wanted to have a road bike, but I never thought of doing MX one day. One friend introduced me to the sport in 2013 and two weeks later I was doing my first gate in endurocross. Since then, I never stopped.
As a little girl, did you ever expect to be this deep into a sport like motocross?
No, I never thought about motocross! I was dreaming more of being a car racer. I was playing with my little cars made of steel and I had a collection of them.
Do you think motocross is harder for a female to compete in?
No, it is accessible to any woman here in Quebec who are willing to. You just need some guts to start!
Who is your favourite rider and why?
Ashley Fiolek! Why? Because she is deaf like me, but I wear an implant which helps me to hear. She is amazing, energetic and mostly, she is very implicated in her passion. We have a lot in common.
Is there one lady racer out there that you think has paved the way for other girls to be successful in the sport?
I would say again Ashley Fiolek. It gives hope to any other girl like us who have a hearing impairment. Everything is possible!
What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?
Philippe Chainé. He has an excellent technique and a lot of concentration. He is working so hard to aim for his objectives! He is involved in many associations, everywhere in the world. And he stays very accessible and nice.
What is your favourite track and why?
I love riding in the woods, so I ride more at l’Ascension in Québec or otherwise at Franklin Motosport.
Who is your hero?
Hum, I don’t have any.
What are your goals for this season?
A championship! It is a joke, but I hope to win one soon or later. I aim to see results after all the time I invest during winter at my gym, Performance Crossfitness, and after all the hours I put in my riding during summer.
What are your biggest accomplishments?
My biggest accomplishment is my first season ever in 2014. I bought my first bike at the end of the summer 2013 and I raced directly in an endurocross championship in 2014. People thought I was crazy to race with only a few hours of riding experience!
In 2014, I rode 260 hours during my summer and I finished fifth at the championship, with two DNF’s because of mechanical problems. When I want something, I invest!
What is your favourite part about going to the races?
My favourite part is to meet with my moto family and having a good time with them. Hi to everybody!
What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
It is hard. I am always on my bike! With the bike, I can touch all my other hobbies: photography and traveling. Otherwise, I like spending good times camping and sailing.
Is it important to have a motocross racer as a boyfriend/partner, or just a bonus?
For me, it is just a bonus. I am fully equipped and I am able to deal with my bike mechanics. I am well surrounded, too.
If you ever have children, will they be motocross racers?
The big question. Having kids is not my major priority for now, but who knows! But if I have a kid, he will not wait for a long time before having his own bike (Laughs).
Who do you want to thank?
I would love to thank EVO Motosport for my suspensions, Concessionnaire Motos Thibault Sherbrooke for being supportive another year. I thank my private trainer Samuel Proulx from Performane Crossfitness who works with me 4 to 5 times a week to prepare my 2015 season. Also, I want to thank my mechanic Bruno Doyon who teaches me a lot and I do not forget all the other people who encourage me and contribute to my success.