In 1978 and 1979, Sonauto made the buzz in engaging Yamaha 750 TZ in the Bol d’Or. Although the company focused the attention of the spectators and the media space with its Grand Prix motorcycles, Sonauto organized during these two editions a motocross in the circuit Paul Ricard area, just next to the Mistral straight. Attracted by the opportunity to run a MX and see the Bol d’Or, I participated at these two races reserved for Yamaha 125 YZ pilots. For the first time in France, a motocross circuit was equipped with a double jump and, in my memory, Charles Coutard, then in the top three of the trial world championship, had inflicted us a memorable victory … On Saturday night, I was on the roof of the huge building above the pitlane. At this time, the speed racing attracted me, but I thought only motocross, I breathed motocross, I lived only for the cross. In this particular moment, as I watched the big Honda RCB, Kawasaki Performance and Yamaha TZ pierce the night, I wondered which sensations could feel their drivers … I imagined something huge, but I was not not sure. 40 years later, here I am on the same circuit, engaged at the Bol d’Or Classic, riding a Yamaha FZ almost contemporary motorcycles of the time. After a first life of crossman, then twice finisher of the Baja 1000 California, I start a new life of road racer. I tried a first experience at the Bol d’Or Classic 2013 with Christophe Gaime, the boss of Moto Revue Classic as teammate. I had then known the best and the worst. This year, my goal was to live the best and the best. In hindsight, I realize that I arrived on the testing session by fearing the track. I had heard so many legends on this circuit, impressive stories about the speed at the end of the straight-line of the Mistral, the difficulty of decently passing the curve of Signes, on the technicality of the double right of Le Beausset… Today, I love parts of this circuit! Every turns, every brakings, every accelerations, the magic of racing at night, the happiness of the lap of honor… Please note that I’m not resentful, this track is not offered for free and, how to say… I still have huge margins of progress in all sectors! However, when I started to take rhythm and make high speed an ally, I totally lived in the present, I felt furiously alive! For a novice, driving on the Paul Ricard circuit in race conditions is a breathtaking experience… Thanks to the Bol d’Or, I had the unusual chance to race at Le Castellet in motocross and on the track (I create the pride that I can…). The 2018 edition marked the birth of SuperBolide, the “classic” team that I had dreamed to create for a long time. And especially now, I finally know how the Bol d’Or drivers felt on this night of September 1978. So, during the Bol d’Or Classic night race, while accelerating above the big building, I waved a hand at someone on the roof under the pitlane. This young man I greeted with kindness is the crossman that I was in 1978. I know, it’s stupid … but if, at the time, I was told that 40 years later, I would be racing on this legendary track, I would have say Yes on immedialtely!