Please introduce yourself, tell us about you (age, nationality, profession) and how you became a simracer
Hello young people, 56 years old, born in 1965 in France near Paris but my heart is Breton BZH. I am married and have two children. I was an electrical engineer and then a train driver (I used to go through the Channel Tunnel or to Marseille and exceed 300km/h). My passions are road biking, mountain biking, windsurfing, windfoil, snowboarding and running (marathon). Racing simulation for parties, F1, Project cars and GT (Atari 2600 first console before PS5 and PC).
How long have you played ACC ?
I discovered ACC on the PS4 console (2 years) then on PC (1 year) .
Tell us how the idea of the eSeniors came to you ?
I was contacted by our master Jérémie and the idea of riding with drivers from all over the world made me very happy.
How many hours did you spend preparing yourself for a Race, and why is it important ?
I prepare as much as possible according to my knowledge of the circuit and I use the Coach Dave Academy by adapting it to my driving.
What kind of equipment do you use (wheel, pedals, PC, screen, etc) ?
I have two T300RS bases with the two F1 wheels depending on where I am, a TH8A shifter, T500 pedals, Stream deck, Samsung 32P monitor, MSI GF63 I5-10300H, 120Hz, Nvidia GTX 1650 laptop
Do you buy setups or do you setup your car alone ?
I use Coach Dave's Academy to configure the car.
What makes you faster than the rest?
Faster, I wouldn't go that far, I try to be as consistent as possible and defend my position.
What is you favorite car and why ?
Talbot Sunbeam Lotus because it was my first car.
What is you favorite circuit (s) and why ?
Suzuka with its configuration and diversity.
Who are your childhood racing heroes ?
Ari Vatanen, Guy fréquelin, Jean Ragnotti, Jacques Lafitte and of course Alain Prost.
What is the best advice you would to give to a simracer ?
Pleasure above all.
Are you satisfied with the Eseniors organization, and do you have suggestions to help bring a higher level of competition ?
More than satisfied with the organisation of the Eseniors, renewed every season. A big thank you especially to the creators Jérémie, Michel .
And finally, the most important question...how many speeding tickets have you accumulated to date ?
No speeding tickets to date, the lady took care of that for me.