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Jacobson upbeat despite minor spill during testing

'I'll be a bit stiff tomorrow but I'm looking forward to Donington next week as it's a circuit I have good memories of from last season' - PJ Jacobsen
New Tyco Suzuki recruit and British Superbike rookie PJ Jacobsen was expecting to feel the effects of a tumble this morning after coming to grief on the final day of a two-day shakedown at Kirkistown in Northern Ireland.

Jacobsen and team-mate Josh Brookes both fell victim to the cold temperatures at the Co Down circuit on Wednesday afternoon, escaping unhurt.

The 20-year-old New Yorker was having his first run on the GSX-R1000 and ahead of next week's official BSB test at Donington feels he has already made 'great progress'.

Jacobsen, a winner for Tyco Suzuki during selected rides in the National Superstock 1000 and Supersport classes in 2012, said: “Everything was working great today up until the crash and as Josh says; we just got caught out with the weather.

“From sitting on the bike late yesterday morning we have made great progress taking into consideration it was my first run on a Superbike.

“There's a lot to learn, which I'm happy to admit, but the boys have been great, Richard from Öhlins has done a superb job for us and Josh has also given me some valuable advice, as has Philip Neill,” he added.

“I'll be a bit stiff tomorrow but I'm looking forward to Donington next week as it's a circuit I have good memories of from last season.”

The team's new British Supersport rider, Taylor Mackenzie, worked tirelessly all day with his new crew as they improved both his set-up on the team's GSX-R600 and his lap times on his first visit to Kirkistown.

Mackenzie said: “It was another decent day for me. I really enjoyed riding the GSX-R600 and I feel I've clicked with it pretty well.




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