Christophe Pourcel

Name: Christophe Pourcel

Number: 377

Hometown: Marseille, France

Current Residence: San Antonio, Florida

Birth Date: August 16, 1988 (age 29 in 2017)

 

Team Name: Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

  • Manufacturer – Husqvarna
  • Team Manager – Bobby Hewitt
  • Mechanic – Daniel Castloo

 

Turned Pro: 2005 in Europe / Made U.S. debut in 2007

Best Career Season Result: 15th place in 2016

2017 Season Result: 31st

 

 

Racing Accolades:

  • 4 career Monster Energy Supercross top 10s (450SX Class)
  • 2009 & 2010 250SX Eastern Regional Champion
  • 11 career 250SX Class wins
  • 2006 World Motocross Champion – MX2 Division

 

Lifestyle and General Interest Profile:

  • One of several competitors to find high levels of success in Europe and chase his dream overseas in hopes of winning on the sport’s biggest and most competitive stage
  • Has overcome a career-threatening injury in 2007, in which he suffered paralysis to his lower body, to continue racing and achieving success, despite still facing the occasional effects of the injury
  • One of the most successful 250SX Class racers of all time, winning in just his second-ever start on U.S. soil
  • Brother Sebastien was also a professional racer, and the siblings competing alongside one another as teammates in Europe
  • As a result of his past injury, will often cross-train on jet skis, which puts less physical stress on the body

 

2017 Season Recap:

Pourcel entered 2017 with hopes of racing at the front of the field alongside his teammate Jason Anderson, but he scored points in only two races with a season best finish of 14th at San Diego. Pourcel then announced he would be stepping away from supercross to focus on his Canadian motocross career. The Frenchman is no stranger to success in supercross as a former 250SX Class champion but two neck injuries have played a part in his ability to acclimate to the pace of the premier division.