Out of the Blue: Caro Sauvé

By Jeff McConkey

Name: Caro Sauvé

Birthday: November 2nd, 1990

Hometown: Saint-Eustache, PQ
School & Grade or Occupation: Graphic DesignerNumber: 11

Bike: Yamaha yz125 2004

Race Club: CMRC – Challenge Quebec 2.0

Women B (Junior)

Let’s get to know Caro Sauvé. – Sauve photo

How did you get started in racing?
After a whole year practicing at X-Town, my friends, Emilie-Jade Leveille (43) and Vanessa Paquette (54), motivated me to try at least one race. I felt comfortable with my bike and my riding, so I decided to try, listened to their advice and raced for fun with no expectations. 

As a little girl, did you ever expect to be this deep into a sport like motocross?

Yes. I’ve always wanted a motocross bike. Ask my parents, I was asking for a dirt bike every Christmas and I’ve never got one. I guess I was not nice enough (laughs). I remember in 2005, I wanted to go to the Supercross in Montreal to see real motocross and races, so my mom sacrificed herself and she came with me. She didn’t like it at all because of the noise and the smell, but she knew I was sooo happy. Best day of my live as a little girl, I still have my ticket. 

Do you think motocross is harder for a female to compete in?

Yes. I think in every sport, it’s harder for a female to compete in a “man’s sport.” I used to compete in freestyle skiing and it was the same thing. Motocross is such a demanding sport, mentally and physically. I am really proud to be able to practice the sport because it’s mostly guys. Every girl has the right to be on the track and when we look at Eve Brodeur, it doesn’t seem hard to compete in motocross as a woman! 

Who is your favourite rider and why?

To be honest, I’m new to the sport so I don’t know many of them. When I was young, it was Chad Reed and Jeremy McGrath. I tried to watch a couple of Supercrosses to know about the riders, but I can’t pick one particularly. Jeremy Martin is hot though (laughs).

Caro is a fan of Chad Reed, Jeremy McGrath, and Jeremy Martin. – Grind MX photo

Is there one lady racer out there that you think has paved the way for other girls to be successful in the sport?

Eve Brodeur.

What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?

Eve Brodeur. She’s just killing it year after year. She will go far in motocross. I’m proud of her and it’s nice to see her race against the guys. 

What is your favourite track and why?
X-Town. It’s close to my house, mostly hard pack, many of my friends ride there, the employees are fun, it never rains, well maintained and it’s a fast track.

Who is your hero?

Spiderman (laughs). Probably Travis Pastrana, he’s crazyy!!

What are your goals for this season?
Improve my riding, my technique and my lap times. 

What are your biggest accomplishments?

I would say when I tried my first CMRC race at Ste-Julie. It was really stressful but I completed my two motos and I am proud of my result. The second one would be my first National at Sand Del Lee this year.

What is your favourite part about going to the races?

I don’t want to be cheesy, but mostly to be with my friends. We are a big family, we practice together and cheer for each other. I don’t care about the result, I just want to have fun and the feeling when the gate drops is amazing. Everyone should at least try one race, it’s insane, grab a pair of nuts and DO IT!


Like just about everyone we speak with, Caro’s favourite part about going to the races is the close-knit motocross family. – Chamberland photo

What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
I play soccer, I hangout with my friends and family, I train, and party.

Is it important to have a motocross racer as a boyfriend/husband, or just a bonus?

Good question…I would say it’s an amazing bonus. The important thing is that you have to share the same passion or common interests. As long as he lets me ride my motocross I’ll be happy with that.

If you ever have children, will they be motocross racers?

Why not? If they are into motocross and they love it… at least try it. If their mom can race, why wouldn’t they (laughs).

Who do you want to thank?
Josh Silver (Hype Energy Drinks), Brad McLean (Atlas, Matrix, 100%), Marc-Antoine Généreux (Kutvek Amerika), Bruno Pelletier (PLX), Jesse (GrindMX, Fokus Photo), friends and family.