Tell us something about you, who are
Hello Roald, I'm Yannick
Lapchin, driver for HernjGP.
born in 1987, the 2nd of April (Yes I almost have been a joke
:p), so I'm 17 years old. I live in Nice, France, near
you do for a living?
life, I'm still a student, and I hope this will stay like that
pretty longtime. I mean, I expect to go to an engineer school,
if I manage good marks next year. I'm also going at driving
school, and I hope in the next months I will be able to drive
a car (with my parents, of course).
What are your favourite
consider FSR as a hobby, and it is one of my main hobbies. I
spend around 3 hours a week (but it is pretty random,
some weeks I don't drive at all, and some others I drive much
more than 5 hours). I have an another hobby, which is for me
more important than FSR, it is Karting (though when there is a
FSR race, I don't drive kart). Hopelessly I don't drive any
race because of the lack of money, I try to find sponsors for
that. You can find a nice clip made by father here (it is
30Mbits large and 2 minutes long) : http://didierlapchin.nerim.net/Yandid/. You have to go
to "Karting" at the bottom left of the page, then "Actualité",
and finally right click / Save as... on "Le Clip".
There is an another hobby, and it is Handball. In fact it's
not the sport itself that I like the most (I like it though,
much physical contacts and clearness on the collective play is
needed), but it is that I meet friends, and keep a very good
contact with them. I like also music, and sports in
married? Do you have kids?
Heehee, you should know the answer, since I'm student
and am only 17 years old.
could go back in history what would you
would change ??? hmmm, nothing ;-)) All is going well for me,
just I would be more imaginative, and less shy (especially at
phone and with girls). I must work on that.
RR: yeah, at the
phone would be a good idea. Last time I called you were
shocked and you didn't really speak ;)
kind of music do you like and dislike?
the music, I like about all kind of music, but I way prefer
rock music. When I was younger, I was much listening hard rock bands,
but more the time is spending, more I listen good rock bands
like Radiohead, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Massive Attack,
Placebo or Muse. Since my father is a very hard
rocker like Ozzy Osbourne (hum, just kidding, but
true sometimes heehee), I listen also groups like Porcupine
Tree, or King Crimson. And sometimes some metal, Dream
could visit any other planet in the solar system, what would
it be and why?
could visit a planet ??? The moon. Haha, no it's not a planet.
Ok, Neptune then, because I really like his blue, or Mercure,
because we would be very close to the sun to watch it (if it
is possible) and because there are two sunrises in a row
your favourite mod for F1C and what is your favourite thing of
favourite F1-C mod ? ETCC for sure. The very good thing in FSR
is that we drive against the best drivers in the world (not
all, but much).
How would you describe your driving
my driving style is normal heehee. Around me, it is said that
my driving style is pretty cooled. Yes, I try to avoid
blocking tyres as much as possible, and every violent
steering. My driving style is much random, especially when I
didn't drive for long time, I'm too much motivated, and commit
mistakes because of violent driving. But naturally this goes
out with kilometers.
the first thing you would do, if you were president of your
was president of my country, I would resign immediatly,
figuring out that all my promises are impossible to hold.
Thank you Yannick for making some
time for me to interview you. I know you are pretty bussy
these days. Greets to your dad Didier! Who is very active