Jabouri makes PRO SuperMoto debut ......
May 16, 2007
Round 1 of the CMRC SuperMoto National Series took place this past weekend in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. The popular Saturday night (under the lights) race format saw 15 year old Adam Jabouri graduate to the PRO class, where he went up against a strong grid that featured former champions such as Doug Beattie, Dave Arnold, and factory superbike racer Kevin Lacombe. Racing in 3 classes: SMX 250, SMX 450, and SMX Open, Jabouri was able to hold his own on his Nexo Sports/Two Wheel Motorsports Kawasakis.
250 Race Report
The popular Trois Rivieres circuit featured 3 distinct dirt sections, with some technical and high speed tarmac sections in between. Following a strong qualifying effort, Jabouri started the final from the outside pole position. As night set in for the final, the track became extremely slick, with the leaders slipping and sliding at every turn. At the half way point, Jabouri found himself in 3rd place on the heels of the leaders. “I was pushing really hard when I lost the front end on the left hand sweeper” said Jabouri at the end of the race. Fortunately, he was able to remount and had a big enough gap to fourth place that he still finished in third place, despite the crash.
450 Race Report
Half way through qualifying, Jabouri came into the pits complaining of a lack of rear grip. An engine oil leak had doused his rear tire in oil! After repairing the leak, Jabouri started the final from the last row. He quickly moved up to the mid-pack, where he eventually finished in 7th place.
Next up for Team Jabouri Racing is road racing at round 2 of the R.A.C.E. Super series this weekend at Shannonville Motorsports Park. After Jabouri’s stunning debut in the Novice class, he will be moving up to the ultra competitive Amateur field.