Tyco Suzuki’s young American, PJ Jacobsen took another progressive top ten finish, at round 2 of the British Superbike Championship, from Thruxton. The rookie lined up alongside his elder Australian team mate on the front row of the grid for the first outing, but fell back through the field during the race, as a result of an arm pump issue.
Jacobsen found himself once again running out of luck in race two, being pushed wide several times trying to avoid riders, reportedly braking a lot earlier into the corners. The stoppage of the race, on lap thirteen meant that 19 year olds’ plan of tyre conservation for the final laps was scuppered, leaving him 11th in the standings. The Suzuki rider now lies 9th in the overall championship, behind fellow BSB rookie, Keith Farmer. “The second race wasn’t too good for me, so I’m a little heated from that. But it’s alright. I struggled in the first race with a little bit of arm pump, because I put something on my hand, and it gave me many issues. So that wasn’t too good. I could have done better in that race, if it wasn’t for that. I think with the second race, I just got really unlucky, which was the same for everybody… I was saving my tyre for the final laps, and the guys in front of me seemed like they were going backwards into the corners.
“I’m looking forward to it (Oulton Park), I know the track from doing Superstock last year, so it should be good going to a track I actually know.” Said PJ, speaking to PaddockChatter.com following the second race on Sunday.