Gautier Paulin officially appointed French MXoN role
The French Motorcycling Federation is pleased to announce the appointment of Gautier Paulin as National Coach of the French Team for the Motocross des Nations.
Selected 11 times to defend the colours of France at the highest level, architect of the success of the Blues from 2014 to 2018, Gautier will be able to use all his experience in the service of the French team to compete in this 75th edition of a benchmark competition to be held in Ernée (53) on October 7th and 8th. The objective is clear: to win back the Chamberlain Trophy on our land.
In this strategic position, he succeeds Pascal Finot who took the French delegation to the top step of the podium for 4 consecutive years, from 2015 to 2018. The FFM salutes the remarkable work carried out by Pascal for 8 years, the last of which was is concluded with a very good second place at RedBud behind impeccable Americans.
Sébastien Poirier, President of the French Motorcycling Federation: “Gautier knows perfectly the inner workings of this French team with which he played from 2009 to 2019. Beyond his 5 victories, Gautier was an emblematic captain in uniting and creating this emulation which has been one of the ingredients of our collective successes. His experience, his natural aura and his love of the flag will be significant assets to allow us to add a new star to our list. Finally, I would like to salute Pascal Finot for his unfailing commitment to this position. He continues his adventure at the FFM as Deputy National Technical Director in charge of high performance, a position he has held since 2021″.
Gautier Paulin, National Coach of the French Motocross Team: “It is an honor to succeed Pascal. In continuity, this mission testifies to our mutual trust with the Federation. At 33, a new challenge awaits me and which I will take up with strength and determination with my vision as a former high-level athlete. The Motocross des Nations is an extraordinary race where individuality gives way to the benefit of the collective. Together, we will do everything we can to ensure that each driver becomes the best version of himself on D-Day to wear the colours of France as high as possible.
Words: Press Release