Continuing his 100% run, James Dabill made it three wins from three starts as he took victory at the opening round of the Italian domestic championship held at Camaiore yesterday. The youngster from Leeds, West Yorkshire piloted his Future TRW Montesa Cota 4RT to yet another win, as he came home thirteen marks clear of his nearest rival on the day.
Fresh from his success at the Italian two day event the previous weekend, Dabill returned to the UK for a couple of days before flying back out to Italy for what was potentially his toughest test of the season to date. James knew that his biggest threat would come from his own team mate Lenzi, who is the reigning Italian champion, and Maurino who finished as runner up in 2006.
However in reality Dabill enjoyed a relatively easy day as he carved out a good advantage over his challengers. James' day begun well with a stunning first lap, that was half that of his closest competitor. With the pressure off Dabill produced an even better performance as he tackled the ten sections for a second time.
The third and final tour would prove to be James' worst showing as he clocked up two maximums to take his tally to nineteen marks for the day. Dabill actually remained feet up for the entire last lap, but was docked two fives as he touched a marker and then was deemed to have crossed his line, despite having used the same route on his previous two visits.
James will take part in the indoor trial to be held at Bolzano later this week, before he completes his final preparations ahead of the outdoor World championship kicking off in three weeks time.
Commenting on his latest win, Dabill said. " I could not be happier than I am at this moment, as everything has and is going actually to plan. I am only too aware that things can quickly change, but it is a nice position to be in."
"Yesterday was easier than expected, as I know from previous experiences that the Italian riders can be very difficult to beat when they are on familiar terrain. I feel really confident on the bike and I think that is showing in my results."