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Jacobsen 'under no pressure' in debut season

5 December 2012

New Tyco Suzuki British Superbike signing PJ Jacobsen says he is under 'no pressure' as he prepares to make his debut in the class in 2013.

The exciting New Yorker took the British championship paddock by storm this year, taking his maiden victory in the Superstock 1000 race at Donington Park and underscoring his versatility with a Supersport victory at Assen on the GSX-R600.

The teenager turned more than a few heads this year but Jacobsen feels next season will be a learning year on the Tyco Suzuki superbike and says the Northern Irish outfit isn't expecting him to work miracles.

“It is a dream come true to be racing in BSB with the Tyco Suzuki team,” Jacobsen told the official British Superbike website.

“The Superstock class was really competitive and for sure Superbike is going to be the same; I watched the races this year and the level is really high.

“I know that I will have to learn some of the British tracks as I have only raced on a few; Brands Hatch was awesome and I loved Assen and Donington but hopefully we can get out on the others before the events,” added Jacobsen, who joins Australian Josh Brookes in the team.

"2013 is going to be a learning year for me; I can try the Superbike out and get some advice from Josh [Brookes] so it is exciting already to look forward to then.

“The championship is one of the best in the world; the riders are always battling and that is cool.

“I am going to take it one race at a time, I don't have any pressure on me and I just want to keep progressing.”

Alastair Seeley lost his ride with the team for 2013 and has moved back to the Supersport class with Gearlink Kawasaki.

Taylor Mackenzie will also ride for Tyco Suzuki next year in the British Supersport class.


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