Jean Marc first raced in Class 1 back in 1984. He joined the Victory team as a mechanic and later became a Crew Chief in 1994 before returning to racing in 2004. His 10 year break from racing had not really been detrimental as he took 5 podiums and finished third in the Championship. Just one year later he took the Middle East Championship in Victory 77 and has just missed out on his maiden World Championship two years in a row. He won the World Championship in 2007. He was tragically killed in Dubai in December 2009 along with Mohammed Majid Al Muhairi when their boat (Victory 1) flipped and landed upside down. Rest in peace.