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PJ Jacobsen second fastest on Thruxton debut

'I feel comfortable doing it but there's still a lot to be gained, so we will do what we do in morning warm-up and look forward to race one' - PJ Jacobsen
Tyco Suzuki's PJ Jacobsen has earned a dream front row start at Thruxton as he prepares for only his third MCE British Superbike start.

The 19-year-old New Yorker lines up alongside pole man Alex Lowes and reigning champion Shane Byrne, with his Tyco team-mate – Josh Brookes – completing the first four at the head of the field.

Jacobsen was naturally disappointed at missing out on additional track time after final qualifying was cancelled due to standing water on the track, however the American prospect could hardly have asked for a better grid position for his debut at the Hampshire circuit.

“I definitely could have done with a lot more track time but I'm happy enough how qualifying went in the circumstances,” he said.

“I still have a lot to work on out there as the track is brand new to me, even though my lap time was pretty fast.

“I feel comfortable doing it but there's still a lot to be gained, so we will do what we do in morning warm-up and look forward to race one.”

Brookes, meanwhile, was bullish in his assessment of his chances, declaring he could 'beat anyone around here from anywhere on the grid'.

The outspoken Australian star said: “I'm not really that bothered about my starting position, as if the bike is right I can come from anywhere on the grid – like I did last year – and beat anyone round here.

“I just needed the track time today, which we lost, to get the suspension set-up perfected, as it isn't quite right yet.

“I want to get on top of that first and foremost,” added Brookes.

“We've made changes but we'll just have to see where we are now in morning warm-up as we didn't get to try it today.”



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Tetley

April 13, 2013 10:46 PM

"PJ Jacobsen secures front row start in second position". That was a fluke due to weather, but watch this kid- he's going to be quick. Brookes- is he becoming a bit too gobby this year?

Tetley

April 15, 2013 2:28 PM

" Brookes, meanwhile, was bullish in his assessment of his chances, declaring he could 'beat anyone around here from anywhere on the grid'. Earlier I posed the question "Brookes- is he becoming a bit too gobby this year?" I now know the answer- "Yes he is". I hope his outbursts do not signal a return to the days when he broke Guintolis legs, and took out Rutter at Cadwell. Josh has everthing going for him right now- successful established team, NW200 and TT entries- I hope he doesn't pee on his own chips.



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