Young gun Canadian roadracer Alex Dumas just wrapped up the inaugural MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship in New Jersey last weekend. His prize? He go $15,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to France to compete as a wild card in the WorldSSP300 class during round 11 of the World Superbike Championship at Magny-Cours. Dumas will race a Team Freudenberg-prepped KTM RC390R, in similar specification to the racebike he won the US championship aboard. We caught up with the 16-year-old racer hailing from Québec City, as he prepares to travel to Europe later this month to try his hand at the big show. Wanna know more about Alex? Follow him on Instagram, @alexdumas_racer23.
How was your past race weekend?
It was good. I crashed in race one, but still managed to end up seventh in race two and won the championship. As far as the crash goes, I entered a little bit slowly than usual in turn 6 or 7, and then I just picked up the gas too early and in the wet it’s hard to save the crash. But it was just a low-side.
Race one was actually good for the rain. The track was wet, but there weren’t puddles everywhere. But for race two the track was really bad. We were probably going almost 10 seconds slower than race one in the rain. It was pretty bad.
Did you think you were going to secure the championship so early this season?
At the beginning of the season I thought if I could just be on the podium as much as I would like to, that would be awesome for my first year in the Junior Cup. But it ended up I was winning a lot of races this year and I was the leader of the championship. I’m really stoked about how the championship ended and that I could win it early.