CMRC National SuperMoto-Rd 2 and 3
June 13, 2007
Rounds 2 & 3 of the CMRC National SuperMoto Series took place this past weekend at Mosport. The double header format meant that Saturday and Sunday would be independent rounds of the series.
Mosport is a high speed track that puts machine and rider to the test. A challenging dirt section was then added – the riders having 75% pavement and 25% dirt to race on. Unfortunately, the dirt section was made up of very fine sand, which made it very unpredictable.
Many riders were caught out by the conditions, including Adam Jabouri, who had a nasty looking end-over-end crash in practice – right in front of multi time Canadian Champion Jon Cornwell, who was hit by Jabouri’s motorcycle but fortunately did not fall. Jabouri was not hurt but his confidence appeared to be shaken …….
Pro 250 race report
Jabouri qualified his Two Wheel Motorsport Kawasaki in 4th place for the Pro 250 final. A great start in the final saw him enter the dirt section in second place, only to get tapped from behind while entering one of the bermed turns and pushed off course. Jabouri was able to rejoin the track, almost in last place. The long and fast circuit allowed Jabouri to put on a charge that saw him finish on the podium in 3rd place. A fantastic result – considering the drama!
Pro Open race report
The effects of the practice crash were beginning to show in the PRO Open race. Having qualified in 10th place, Jabouri moved up to 7th position at the start of the final, and then began to be pressured by other riders as he was being cautious through the dirt section – making up most of what he lost on the pavement. Towards the end of the race, with 2 laps to go, Jabouri was pushing very hard in the paved section, which resulted in a violent high-side crash that saw hit the pavement hard. Though he hurt his arm, he Jabouri was able to pick up his damaged motorcycle and cruised to the finish. A post race visit to the medics revealed some deep lacerations, but fortunately no broken bones. In pain and sore, Jabouri’s arm was wrapped in a compress and he was released.
Fortunately, although Jabouri was not badly injured, Team Jabouri Racing felt it was prudent to withdraw from the Pro 450 race, rather than exacerbating the injury. On Sunday morning, Jabouri’s arm was very stiff, with limited movement. “we decided not to race on Sunday as we didn’t want to take any risks with Adam’s arm” commented team principal Louey Jabouri “as a rookie Pro, Adam might be pushing a little too hard so that he can run at the front, which isn’t helping. We’ll be back road racing at Shannonville in a couple of weeks and Adam should be 100% by then".