Jon Faine, ABC Radio
Jon Faine (ABC Radio) interviews Christophe Barriere-Varju

Jon Faine interviews Christophe Barriere-Varju at the ABC Radio Studios in Melbourne (Australia) during the Conversation Hour and summarises “Christophe Barriere-Varju rides motorcycles to inspire others and get the most from his own life.”

ABC Radio with John Faine
ABC Radio with John Faine

Listen to the interview on ABC Radio (from 27’47”)

About ABC Radio Host – Jon Faine

Jon Faine began his professional career practising as a solicitor in various Melbourne law firms, combining work with his love for cars by serving as a motoring reporter for a lawyers’ magazine. In 1989 he began working in radio, producing and hosting The Law Report on the Radio National channel of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and, since that time, has worked on various ABC radio and television programs.

From 1996, Faine has hosted ABC’s local radio morning program, from 8.30 am to 12.00 pm in Melbourne, including the Conversation Hour which is heard across Victoria from 11.00 am. He is known for vigorous debate and for fostering conversation on politics, law, arts and sport. With high ratings that peaked in September 2002, he was found to be Victoria’s top talk-show host (AC Nielsen survey), and in 2003 he received the ABC Local Radio “Broadcaster of the Year” award. He has also worked on scripts for a number of television and feature films.

About Dream Racer

Dream Racer is an inspiring account of the fear of life going by unfulfilled and the pursuit of dreams as the antidote to this fear. The film tells the extraordinary true story of French Australian Business Consultant Christophe Barriere-Varju who defies extreme physical hardship and personal tragedy as he attempts to take on the world’s most dangerous motor race, the Dakar Rally, on a motorbike.

Dream Racer has won multiple awards around the globe and has been acclaimed by Mitchell Block, producer of academy award documentary Big Mama as “A COMPELLING, MOVING AND POWERFUL FILM.” Candide McDonald from Australian Creative Magazine dubbed Dream Racer as “THE MOTIVATIONAL FILM OF THE DECADE.”

Dream Racer is available for purchase on DVD, Blu-Ray, and On Demand from


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