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Jacobsen eyes British Superbike ride in 2013

Tyco Suzuki wunderkind PJ Jacobsen is eyeing a move to the MCE British Superbike Championship after his meteoric rise to stardom in the series' support classes.

Jacobsen won his first Metzeler National Superstock race at Donington Park and then backed it up by switching to the Supersport class in Assen and taking victory in the second race there, so he only needs a BSB win for the set.

“Friday and Saturday was tough for me because it was a new bike which took a lot of time to adapt to. The first race was a bit of a disaster with my tyre going off after two laps. We chose the softer compound tyre and once it went I just had to ride around,” said the New Yorker, speaking to bikesportnews.com at Assen.


“For the second race we lengthened the swing arm and chose a harder compound both front and rear. I felt really strong but this Supersport class is so strong and aggressive, I knew I would have to hold on tight to take a win. In the last corner I could hear Christian [Iddon] coming and tried to lean on him. The rear was going from side to side when I was on the grass but I had to keep the gas on, fortunately the Suzuki was strong enough to bring me home ahead.

“In 2013 I want to be on a Superbike and in Britain but I don’t know what will happen yet, I must concentrate on winning Superstock 1000 races first.”

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