Out of the Blue: Roxanne Fournier
By Jeff McConkey
Name: Roxanne Fournier
Birthday: June 30, 1995
Hometown: Montmagny, QC
School & Grade or Occupation: I’m in my last year of nursing at the CEGEP de Lévis Lauzon and I’m a waitress in a resto bar
Bike: RMZ 250f
Race Club: SXQC Arénacross / Supercross
Classes: Femme Open
How did you get started in racing?
I started in 2012. I wanted a new challenge in my life, and as I am someone who loves the adrenaline and excitement, this is what I needed
As a little girl, did you ever expect to be this deep into a sport like motocross?
No, I never thought much about getting involved in this sport. At first it was just for fun, and it soon became a true passion for me. Without this sport I am nothing, it is part of me now
Do you think motocross is harder for a female to compete in?
Yes, of course, guys are usually physically stronger than us girls so obviously it’s more difficult, but I believe that when you want, you can, and everything is possible in life. Just put necessary effort to get what you want.
Who is your favourite rider and why?
My favourite rider is (Ken) Roczen because he is aggressive on the track and always constant and despite the falls, he always stays positive and always returns in force – nothing can stop him. He trains a lot to achieve his objectives and is reaping the results.
What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?
I particularly admire Karl Normand because he is very determined in this sport. He trains a lot and he is always consistent. He never gives up to reach the top. It inspires me a lot.
What is your favourite track and why?
As I race in SXQC and it’s an indoor series, the track I prefer is the track at the indoor motocross center in Montmagny, because it’s made very small and it’s very good practice for the race. But I also liked the track when I went practice in Ohio called Briarcliff this winter.
Who is your hero?
My hero is my aunt who’s gone. She had a very important place in my life and she inspired me a lot. She was a very strong person and she fought things in life with courage and without looking back. I want to honor her enjoying all the little things in life.
What are your goals for this season?
My goal for 2015 is to win the season series Arenacross and Supercross.
What are your biggest accomplishments?
My biggest accomplishment is to get involved at this point in my passion and make the necessary efforts to get what I want. To have also managed to find several ways of sponsorship because I’m alone and it’s not always easy.
What is your favourite part about going to the races?
My favourite part about going to the races is to always be with people who love motocross as much as me, and as much as I can always learn to perform better.
What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
When I’m not racing or practicing, I love to train myself to become better in my sport. I’m doing Crossfit and I also have a motocross trainer at the gym. I also love to hang out with my friends, they are very important in my life.
Is it important to have a motocross racer as a boyfriend/husband, or just a bonus?
It’s not important to have a motocross racer as a boyfriend, it’s more like a bonus, but he should at least like my passion too and respect it. I’ll never let someone tell me to stop doing motocross.
If you ever have children, will they be motocross racers?
Of course they will be. If I can pass on at least one thing and that is my passion for motocross, I’ll be the happiest girl!
Who do you want to thank?
I want to thank all of my sponsors: Financement Instant.com, Performance GP, Pneu André Ouellet, Centre de motocross interieur Montmagny, Thibault GM Montmagny/La Pocatière, Hagar Resto Bar Sportif, Vitrerie LC, Les Grues R. Gagné INC., CLAAS Construction, MX Riders, SXQC. I also want to thank my parents and a very important person in my life, Marie-Philip.