Remi Bizouard grew up in a small town near Bordeaux in France, an area known for its exceptional wine selection, but not so famous for producing talented FMX riders like him. Even though he got his first bike from his dad at the early age of ten, Bizouard avoided jumps for the first few years and stuck to track racing until he was 16.
Participating in competitions all over the country was never a realistic possibility for the young Frenchman, as MX racing was simply too cost-intensive for his family. Remy only rode the tracks around his hometown and had plenty of time to watch the classic Crusty Demons and Moto XXX movies, which got him infected with the FMX passion. Before getting deep into FMX, Bizouard tried a couple of tricks on his BMX and then carried the techniques over to his dirt bike.
Remy is a member of the second generation of FMX riders. Looking up to legends like Mike Metzger, Carey Hart, and Brian Deegan, he was able to create his own style based on what he saw from his idols in the videos. Even though Bizouard was an European living far away from the FMX Mecca in California, he quickly understood that it was within his reach to become a professional FMX rider, if he invested time and hard work into making his dream come true.
Fast forward a few years and Remy has now two FIM World Championship titles and numerous other wins under his belt; he lives a life of a rock-star during the weekends; and he's able to return home regularly to be with his family and young daughter.
After his first appearance in the Madrid's legendary Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas at the Red Bull X-Fighters in 2006, Bizouard returned to the second largest bullfighting ring in the world in 2010. The FMX rider wasn´t able to make it onto the podium in Madrid, but his performance was strong enough to earn him a ticket to the tour finale in Rome. A mishap in practice, which caused a crash with a few minor injuries, did not boost his confidence for the event and Bizouard finished in 6th place on Italian soil.
Even without a single ride on the 2011 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, the BMW M3 driver had a good year, finishing second overall on the FIM World Championship in 2011 and winning the championship in 2012. In the past 2 years Remi could always grab a wildcard. The Munich crowd will remember his spectacular Ruler Flips & style, while the crowd in Dubai missed him during the main show, as he crashed badly in the qualifier.
Nevertheless, the Frenchman recovered and was back on the 2014 World Tour right from the start to the end. Remi really had a mixed season and could not bring all his potential to the main stage on every stop. After a bad start in Mexico, he was back on point in Japan running for the victory in the final, but Sherwood had the upper hand. In Madrid and Munich, his riding did not convince the Judges as in the land of the rising sun and he ended up in the lower ranks. It did not look like he would be able to make into the top 6 at the end of the season to secure a ticket for the 2015 tour, but he proofed again in Pretoria's final round that if the track suits his style, he can push it to the semi finals or more. Get ready for more surprises from the actual Vize-Champion of the IFMXF tour.
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