18, student, pilot of the ProRACE team and still has time to collaborate in social projects. We interviewed Irene Caminos, who joins the team for the 2017 season!
Happy to be part of the ProRACE team! And very motivated for the next season
Last year you competed with the new M5 OS. What stock do you take of the 2016 season and what are your feelings on the bike?
2016 has been a good season and the bike change I made, to the M5 OS, helped me a lot since I feel very comfortable on it.
What has been the best and the worst moment of the season?
As I said 2016 has been very good in terms of results but I stay with Les Menuires as it was the first time to get on the podium in a World Cup. Regarding the worst moment, Albertville was the worst competition I did, as one failure after another did not make me feel at ease when it came to competing
Looking back, how were your beginnings in the Trial world? Do you think you have any mentors?
I started in the Trial world because Rafa Tibau came to compete here and as we have a close relationship, we went to see him and that’s when I told my father that I wanted to do that with the bike. Ion also helps me at all times, we train together whenever we can and I try to learn everything I can at his side.
Would you reveal any funny anecdote?
During the first World Cup in Poland, I had to take the anti-doping test and it was the first time I did … it took me 4 hours!!
Back to this 2017 season, what are your goals?
During the 2016 season in Les Menuires I saw that I was able to be on a podium and my goal this season is to climb as high as possible
Do you have any mania, superstition or ritual before or during a competition?
Since I started, in the front wheel I have a gorilla plug, I’ve had it on all the bikes I have ridden, now I would not be able to remove it hahaha and before every competition I have the habit of listening to music.
This question is surely familiar … Have you ever considered taking the leap to 26 “
I have tried them but I never really thought about it.
To have a better idea of your other face… Who is Irene Roads when she is not a professional pilot?
I am 18 years old, I am studying and in the future I would like to be a firefighter. I like animals a lot, I like to travel, to be with my friends and to practice all kinds of sports. When I can, I like to collaborate doing some exhibition and helping children with disabilities.
With which fictional character do you identify the most and why?
I do not identify with any character, but I liked Piolin very much hahaha. I liked him because, even though it was a small canary, he always managed, in one way or another, to get rid of the cat.
If you could learn to do something new, what would you choose?
If I could, I would like to ride a motorcycle, speed attracts me.
Finally, with what song would sum up your personality and why?
I listen to a lot of music and I think I would not be able to choose just one song.