A year on from his eye-catching run to victory at Assen during a one-off British Supersport Championship outing, PJ Jacobsen is celebrating in the Netherlands yet again after claiming his maiden podium at Superbike level.

A rollercoaster of a weekend for the BSB rookie, Jacobsen emerged as the surprise closest contender to pace setter Alex Lowes during free practice, the American comfortably proving the second-fastest rider on circuit each time he ventured out

However, his hopes of a pole position challenge were blunted by a technical issue in qualifying that consigned him to 18th on the grid and facing an uphill struggle for the races.

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Nonetheless, a charge up the order in race one was rewarded with a seventh place finish and a better starting position for race two, which he duly capitalised on to run towards the front from the off.

Picking his way through the carnage that eliminated many riders in front of him - including more experienced team-mate Josh Brookes -, Jacobsen crossed the line third on the road before being bumped up to second place by virtue of Alex Lowes's exclusion.

"After a tough start to the weekend it's great to get my first British Superbike podium with the Tyco Suzuki guys. That's two years in a row that I've been on the podium here at Assen with Tyco Suzuki, so a big thanks to the whole team for the effort, as the weekend was not without its difficulties.

"We go to Silverstone, next which I also enjoying riding so I'm leaving the Netherlands in a good frame of mind. Thanks to all the team for making dreams come true."