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Chroniqueurs moto
Pascal Bastien

Pascal Bastien
Laval, Quebec
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Pascal has always been fascinated by all things mechanical. At 5 years old, he was already dirt racing on his 70 cc mini motocross. At 14, during his first official motocross racing season, he finished in 15th place out of 32 competitors in the 250 cc class. He has been quenching his thirst for speed ever since, racing motorcycles, ATVs, and snowmobiles alike.

In 1999, Pascal discovered a new "hobby": car racing. After several advanced driving courses and 6,000 kilometers of track tests, Pascal embarked on his first season of Solo Sprint racing. In 2001, he finished second in the Solo Sprint class, in 2002, he was crowned champion of the Super Stock class, and in 2003, he became the overall leader in the Modified class. At the end of his first season of road racing, Pascal won the Rookie of the Year award. The following year, he finished first in the regional GTU series and second in the provincial GTU series.

Career-wise, Pascal started out as a writer for the tuning section of the H. Grégoire magazine. He then worked as a moto and auto journalist for Automag, Motomag, and the Annuel de la moto. He joined our team in 2006, as an auto contributor ( and moto journalist (