National SuperMoto Series - Round 3
July 10, 2007
Parry Sound, ON
One of the favourite stops on the SuperMoto tour returned to Parry Sound as part of the hugely popular Sport Bike festival weekend. Racing on the shores of Georgian Bay means that the track is tight and twisty, with a sandy dirt section.
15 year old rookie Pro Adam Jabouri summed it up like this: "This is my favourite track as I really like the tight turns, and even though the pavement is slippery, it's mostly predictable, kind of like ice racing." The dirt section included a tricky, steeply banked bowl turn that quickly became called the Daytona turn ........
Jabouri's results show that he really did like this track, as he took his Nexo Sports Kawasakis to his best finishes of the season, as he continues to move up the pro ranks.
In SMX 250, Jabouri earned 3rd place behind series leaders Dave Arnold and Maxim Sylvestre - though this time he was able to stay in touch with the leaders for most of the race.
In SMX 450, a 5th place finish marked Jabouri's best result yet in the premier class. The tricky circuit resulted in some of the leaders making mistakes, which helped Jabouri as he was recovering from a poor start and making some aggressive moves of his own. "I'm very happy with this result as I didn't make any mistakes - even when I hit a hay bale with my handlebars!" commented Jabouri afterwards. In SMX Open, Jabouri again got his best finish of the season in a fighting 6th position.
The CMRC National SuperMoto series now moves back to La Belle Province with a downtown street race in La Tuque. This promises to be a huge event as the track will go by the sidewalk cafes and bars over 3 days of racing!