Pierre Remy

PIERRE REMY / BENJAMIN GAUDRY

"I live in the Pyrenees, I love the Pyrenees and this race has interested me for several years."

Pilot: Pierre Remy
Nationality: France
Birth Date: 02.03.1986
City: Arras en lavedan (France)
Job: Designer and test pilot for Nervures paragliders
Glider: NERVURES
Harness: KORTEL Kolibri pro
Helmet: PLUSMAX
Sponsors: Vol libre Bigourdan, Vol libre Pays des Gaves, Kortel Design, Hautes Pyrenees, Ligue occitanie vol libre, Cimalp, Nervures
Assistant: Benjamin Gaudry
Nationality: France
Birth Date: 12.21.1991
City: Hasparren (France)

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
There are several of them. my first title of champion of France in 2009 is a great memory.
But the two titles, successive FAI world champion in 2017 and PWCA world champion are wonderful memories

When and why did you start paragliding?
I started paragliding in 1998, when I was 12 years old. I started with my father who had been doing it for several years.

What is your mountaineering experience?
I do not have a big experience in mountaineering, I spent my childhood in the mountains, I touch everyone and I am always ready for anything.

What does your typical training week consist of?
A typical week is running, PPG, walking and flying and mountain biking. Of course as my job is to fly I spend a lot of time in flight.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
It can be long, because I have been doing sports for a long time now. The backers are certainly victories in competitions. And the worst, knowing that we could have done better but that we could not do it.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
because I live in the Pyrenees, I love the Pyrenees and this race has interested me for several years.

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
Unfortunately no, I wanted to do it for several years but I did not have time to prepare myself physically

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
yes, a little 😉 but I know the north side better than the south side

What will your strategy be during the race?
we will try not to make mistakes, to use our experience so as not to waste time.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
The adventure! then I personally run a race on the Pyrenees which is different from the races I usually do. it's a challenge

What scares you the most about the event?
is having a physical problem, before or during the race.

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
because he has more experience than me in walking and flying competition, in mountaineering and that he is physically at the top!

Anything else you like to comment?
meet on June 21 for the start of the race!