Marco Dube Race Report - La Tuque

July 1, 2009

This weekend, I made my way to La Tuque to participate in the Challenge Quebec Motocross. Luckily, we had very little rain despite the fact that it rained throughout the rest of the province.  The track was perfect: a perfect sand track which roughens as the day progresses.

Saturday, I competed in the Super 2F class. As I had not participated in the first round of the Challenge Quebec, I was the last one to choose my starting gate. I choose the exterior gate and got the holeshot. I managed to stay ahead until the end of the race and finished first. For the second moto, the story was about the same.  

Sunday, I raced in the Expert 450 class. For both races, I managed to start in fourth. I didn't have a holeshot device installed on my bike, so it was more difficult to get ahead. During the first race, I managed a comeback and passed all the riders ahead of me to finish first. During the second race, I fell in the first lap and I had to recover to finally finish second. These results gave me the last position for the Dash for Cash race. At that point, despite starting last and at least 30 seconds after the first guy, I managed to pass everyone and finish well ahead of the others. It was a great race.

I would like to acknowledge that I had a lot of fun this weekend racing against young racers such as Tommy Lemaire and Frederick Cliche who demonstrated their ability to reach really high-speeds.

Sincere thanks to all my sponsors.