Former British Superbike and World Supersport star PJ Jacobsen was back in business at Austin over the weekend after a two-year break.
Jacobsen is partnering Hector Barbera in the Tytlers Racing BMW team and bagged fourth place in race one before retiring rom the second MotoAmerica Superbike race on Sunday with a technical.
“After not racing for two years to get P4 in my first race bike with this new team was really good. I was pumped and excited when I was sitting on the grid to get the first race going," said the New Yorker.
"The team did a fantastic job and Saturday’s result is for them., for all their hard work to get us ready to go racing. We had no warm up session on Sunday, so we had to go straight into Race 2 on Sunday.
"We made some changes and even on the sighting lap to the grid it felt pretty good. My plan was to try to stay at the front longer. I was in the top three into Turn 1 and as we got onto the back straight, I was with the leaders, but we had a small issue and that put me out of the race.
"To come away with a fourth in race one and to feel as good as I do on the bike is positive for the rest of the year.”