Meeting – Discovering the real Adrien Fourmaux

Author of a thunderous start to the championship with two podiums in three races, the M-Sport driver spent a few days in his region. The opportunity was perfect to go and see where he gets this new serenity which allows him to have a great start to the season.

Published on 17/04/2024 à 09:00

Loïc ROCCI

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Meeting – Discovering the real Adrien Fourmaux

© Loïc Rocci

What does the song say again? “ The people of the North have the sun in their hearts…” In order to verify whether Enrico Macias’ assertion holds water, what could be better than going to see it on site? Having a few days free between the Kenya and Croatia rallies, Adrien fourmaux agreed to play guides for AUTOhebdo in his native region.

In the few minutes before he arrived at the station, where he picked us up, there were many questions. What does the existence of a world championship driver look like outside of racing? What does a guy do who normally only lives to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible? Are there two Adriens: the one in bright clothing seen on rallies and the one in everyday life? The beginning of a response vibrates in the pocket. A message. “ You'll see, the color... you won't be able to miss me. Some of my friends tease me, but I like it. » It is true that the blue American SUV Azura which ignores the traffic is easily identifiable.

On the square in front of Lille Flandres station, the company Ford brings a touch of cheerfulness to the gray surroundings. The young man who comes out looks very much like the radiant pilot who left on the podium in the Sleeping Warrior plain, ten days earlier in Kenya, but he could also be a student... in Medicine for example. The smile is the same. Welcoming. Frank handshake. “ Welcome to the North », he says. Engine hum, belts...

Let's go for two days in the footsteps of the one who occupies the

Loïc ROCCI

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

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