|Birthdate||23 May 1993|
|Team||Woven Planet Racing|
|Series||NASA Rallycross Challenge|
|NASA RallyCross Challenge
2022A - Present
Justin Robichaud (born 23, May 1993) is a Canadian sim racing driver from New Brunswick, Canada. The 2022A Sportsman Champion currently drives for Woven Planet Racing. WPR has made the shift to Subaru for the 2022B season. Robichaud began Sim Racing at the start of 2021, his first Rallycross race on iRacing was in March of that same year, and within a few weeks, he made his NASA Rookie debut at Brands Hatch in the 2021B season.
NASA RallyCross Career
The 2021B season saw Robichaud appear in his first Rallycross league race, and his rookie debut with NASA Rallycross. His first season was undeniably rocky with no feature appearances. His best performances seemed to come on the stadium truck tracks. "I have a lot of work to do..." Robichaud said about his performance in his first season, "...I expected some hiccups along the way, being so new to this discipline, but this season was an eye opener. It showed me I still have a lot to learn
The 2021C Season was a fresh start for Robichaud, who made his debut with Dirt eSport in the Volkswagen Beetle GRC. It was a big move for Robichaud, and one he was very excited about.
His debut with Dirt eSport was less than ideal, coming in with a DNF at Barcelona after experiencing wheel damage in a wreck and having to park the bug for the event. He would go on to have another modest season, but showed quite a bit of improvement throughout. Especially at the stadium truck tracks, where he added onto his past successes by making both of his first feature races at Wild Horse and Bark River.
Robichaud joins Woven Planet Racing for the 2022A Season, abruptly leaving Dirt eSport for the new opportunity, to have his best season to date. A rough start in Round 1 saw Robichaud fall to 27th at Brands Hatch, after a promising 8th in Qualifying. The following round at Knockhill, Robichaud would win his first LCQ of the Season, transferring him into the Feature. However, inconsistency continued to plague Justin as a missed braking zone late in the race saw him ram a tire wall, taking out prospective series winner, Luke Crouse along with him. Robichaud would go on to place 14th, 13th and 15th in the following 3 Rounds, narrowly missing the Finals, but comfortably sitting on the Podium of the Sportsman Championship. Round 6 at Lucas Oil was the turning point for Robichaud's season. With a stellar performance in this Round, placing 5th overall, and 1st in Sportsman, Robichaud would go on to take the lead in the Sportsman Championship. He would not relinquish the title until it was clinched in Round 9, with an impressive Heat 3 win, and 2nd place overall in the Final.
Justin would go on to win the Sportsman Championship by 41 points at the end of the Season and finish 8th overall in the series.
Records and Accolades
|Feature Race Appearances||7|
|Heat Race Wins||1|
|Heat Race Wins in a single season||1|
|Wins in a single season||3|
|Podiums in a single season||1|