Portrait – Mathieu Franceschi, a little something extra?

Having led an original career so far, the Varois will enter the third round of the ERC championship at the head of the competition. Possessing his own way of operating, Jean-Baptiste's little brother displays qualities that can allow him to aim high at the European… and global level.

Published on 12/06/2024 à 13:00

Loïc ROCCI

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Portrait – Mathieu Franceschi, a little something extra?

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In order to take stock with Mathieu Franceschi a few days before the Royal Rally of Scandinavia (June 13-15), we must first manage to extort a few minutes from him. Between construction sites with the family business, the food truck, rallies and a bit of golf, this 25-year-old young man lives at a hundred miles an hour. That doesn't stop him from keeping his head on his shoulders.

Diving into the prize list of the youngest of the family allows us to realize that if the photos are not yet yellowed, he has already been racing for eight years. He has reached new levels.

His first appearance behind a wheel dates from 2017. Aged 18 since May 21, he lined up at the start of his first rally fifteen days later. The story is quite classic. At least, at first. “ My father competed in Coupe de France events for a long time in the PACA region. (Jean-Charles Franceschi was involved in the French Cup from 1996 to 2017. Editor's note), explains the driver from Fayence (Var). Unfortunately or fortunately, I don't know (laughs), I very quickly found myself in the garage around the racing car. I participated in the pre

Loïc ROCCI

Journalist specializing in rallying past, present and future... and with a southern accent

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