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Zacharie Robichon

Unlike many race drivers, Zach didn’t start racing in karts until he was 14. His first passion was ski racing. From the very firsttime he was put on skis at the young age of 3, as far as he was concerned he was going to be the next Canadian Olympic champion. With numerous wins and podiums all  over Canada he was taking all the right steps to success. That was until his parents gave him the chance to try out karting in 2005. Something he had wanted to do ever since he watched racing on TV every weekend! He started racing in 2016 after only a couple of days testing but he figured the best way to learn was trying to keep up with the kids who had been doing this for year! From the age of 14 to 17 he tried juggling both of these sports and eventually he decided he had to make a decision, skiing or racing? Well as far as he was concerned this was an easy one, as much as he loved skiing there was nothing that he loved more then getting behind the wheel and driving as fast as he could.

Karting came naturally to him, in only his 4th ever race (and 8th day in a kart!) and second time driving in the rain he finished 3rd at the coupe de Montréal race at SRA karting. From there he kept plugging away to try and improve and with very limited testing was trying to gain as much experience as he could at every race weekend. In 2008 he jumped up to the rotax senior category where he was named the Québec karting rookie of the year. His first championship came in 2011 when he was the Quebec DD2 champion as well as sitting on the podium at the Canadian national championships. Later that year he won the Hinchtown karting shootout which was an event put on my Indycar driver James Hinchcliffe aboard formula 2000 race cars. He capped off his stellar season by being the only Canadian chosen for the Mazda road to Indy scouting combine. In 2012, Zach was the Canadian DD2 Vice-champion, which earned him a spot on the Canadian team for the Rotax world finals in Portugal. In his first time at this prestigious event he managed to finish a strong 8th place against a field of 72 drivers from over 30 countries.

In 2013 he took the next step in his career, choosing to make the jump full time from karting to Formula cars. Having gotten his first taste in a race at the end of the 2012 season he was ready for a full time switch. In the 2013 season he competed in the Toyo Tires F1600 championship where he captured 3 wins and ended the season as vice champion. He was also named the rookie of the year. Thanks to his success he was named one of two drivers to represent Canada as part of the Team Canada Scholarship program. The program sent him to compete in England at the world renowned Formula Ford Festival where he proved his speed to the world after qualifying in 3rd place.

 In 2014 Zach is set to compete in the all new Formula 1600 super series as well as select other formula 1600 and formula 2000 races in Canada. All this is to help him grow as a driver to one day be able to fulfill his ultimate goal of racing in the 24 hours of Le Mans. 

In 2015 Zach was the Montreal F1 pole setter and winner.

Follow along on his website at www.zacharierobichon.com and facebook at www.facebook.com/zacharierobichon


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