As a teenager, Alexandra Juteau, of Quebec, Canada, had the opportunity to attend an ATV session under the supervision of multiple Canadian Champion, Richard Pelchat. After the champion rider suggested that Juteau consider racing, she spent a few weekends watching him compete, and in turn was convinced to give it a shot. "He is the principle reason why I got interested in racing," recalled Alexandra.
Alexandra Juteau recently celebrated her CMRX ATV MX Series Championship.
Six years have passed since Juteau embarked upon her first race, and all of her hard work and perseverance paid off this season, as the twenty-one-year-old rider recently earned the title of 2010-2011 MX Provincial Women's Pro Champion.
Racing in Women's Pro class of the CMRC ATV MX Series, Juteau and her team recently rolled into La Croche, Quebec, eager to race in the eighth and ninth rounds of the series at the Quadcross Quebec Championship.
In her sixth year of racing, Alexandra Juteau recently earned her first championshipion the Women's Pro class of the CMRC ATV MX Series.
During round eight, Alexandra and her Yamaha YFZ R 450 took control of the race and never looked back until she was deemed the victor. Although anxious to compete in round nine, Mother Nature had other plans.
Thunderstorms rumbled through, dumping torrential rainfall, and in turn cancelling the race.
Even though round nine had been canceled, and the final event of the season was scheduled for one week later, Juteau had already managed to accumulate enough points to earn the championship. "This was great,"
explained the rider. "No need to feel stressed, just one thing in mind...
Have fun and appreciate! With six seasons of experience, I'm not easily stressed when I race now, but there is always the thought that you can experience problems that could lead to losing first place."
Attending the final rounds of the season with the championship already cinched, Alexandra had the luxury of riding strictly for fun. That said, Juteau had no intentions of taking it easy, and in turn won the Ladies Open class. After getting caught up in a traffic jam, consisting of herself and eight other riders, during the first lap of the second motto, Juteau managed to worm her way free and finished second in the Ladies pro.
Alexandra Juteau reently had the 2010-2011 MX Provincial Women'sPro Championship wrappedup during the next to last event of the season.
When asked the key to her success during the 2010-2011 season, Juteau credited her championship title to determination. "For me, a race is never finished until the checkered flag is waved. My starts are not always good, and I always have to come back from the back position to win." According to the rider, she credits a portion of her success to the ability to pass riders quickly. She stresses the importance of pulling away from the slower riders and working her way to the front early on, before the lead riders create too much of a gap.
Alexandra Juteau also credits good physical fitness to her recent success. "It really made a difference that I was in such good shape when the season began. I went to the gym five times a week all winter long. It helped me race consistently from beginning to end, and also helped develop my determination."
Referring to her team, Juteau said, "They are the most important element of my success, for sure! My parents are really close to me, and are there for every race. They've helped me during all of those years to improve in the sport," explained the rider. "Dad is my mechanic and never stops pushing me. He really knows me and in turn knows how to make me react and perform at 105 percent. Mom is there to remind us when projects are too big, and make our lives easier at the races, by preparing food among other things. Our sponsors are also a part of the team, and make a difference by suggesting ways that I could improve my bike, and reduce the high costs of an ATV race season.
As one might suspect, Alexandra Juteau and her team are also acutely aware of the importance of maintenance. When asked if she used K&N products, Juteau said, "Absolutely! I use K&N filter # RF-1007. For me K&N means quality," she continued. "Their products have proved themselves and are leading in the industry."
When asked about her plans for the 2012 season, Alexandra Juteau explained, "I am presently working on sponsorship, which will determine the direction the 2012 season will take."
When asked if there was a message that she would like to relay to her fans and sponsors, Alexandra Juteau said, "A big Thank you!!!!! Thanks to all of those who support me in one way or another. I really appreciate what my sponsors have done for me. Thanks again to K&N, Desjardins Marine, Stadium Suspension, PLX Sport, G-Force, Gagne-Lessard Sport, St-Donat, and
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