WSS » Jacobsen to WSS, joins three-rider Intermoto team


PJ Jacobsen will swap the British Superbike Championship for the World Supersport Championship in 2014, joining Florian Marino and Tony Covena at Intermoto Kawasaki.

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LLarry

November 20, 2013 9:56 AM

I think we are all used to the exaggeration and over-hype from Sports writers and commentators but to describe Jacobsen as a BSB 'standout' and 'the young American proved a revelation in his first season' is beyond ridiculous.
He had an average rookie season with one of the top teams on the grid and failed to make the shoot-out.
If it was meant as a joke, fair enough, but if it was meant to be a serious article??????
Really Crash, which numpty wrote this piece?

BooBoo123

November 20, 2013 10:09 AM

To be fair, can you name a single notable thing he'd done prior to this season, save for a few SSTK and BSS outings in 2012...

Regardless of the quality of bike, he was notably faster than the likes of Farmer and Waters, who came into the season with considerably more experience than he did, either on the bikes or on the circuits.

Given he was learning the bike and the circuits, and around Assen and Silverstone he was as fast (if not faster) than Brookes, I think that shows he actually had a pretty damn good year!

Revelation doesn't have to mean grabbing headlines with wins, it's achieving beyond your means... which I personally think he did.

Rayzerp2

November 20, 2013 10:18 AM
Last Edited 251 days ago

Yes of all the rookies at top teams he had by far the best season and sticking it to Brookes at Silverstone took balls and speed. Would have been interesting to see how second year would have gone. One podium and 9th in championship was a good result given his track record but he was not a stand out or a revelation in BSB last year....decent gutsy performance and showed potential. has gotten a great ride for next year so fair play to him.

reinmacre

November 22, 2013 1:30 AM

Wow, would you get a load of all these kats bagging on PJ. Anybody realize he went over to Assen, in 2012 as a 19 year old filling in, and won the BSB SS race, having never seen the track. Same with the Superstock race he won. Also, he was by far the youngest guy on the BSB grid in 2013(3 years younger than Lowes), and, had to learn all of the tracks, while getting used to a superbike for the first time.

It's simply a case of a young budding star moving on to the world stage, vs a bunch of guy's that have topped out in their domestic series but don't have the chops or opportunity to go to the world stage. Small fish moves to big pond, big fish stay in small pond.

Rayzerp2

November 22, 2013 7:35 AM

Hey I am not knocking him....I really hope he has a great season next year, just some of the wording of the article was ott in my opinion. I think anybody that watched him race in BSB this year can see his potential and will look forward to seeing him in WSS.

Richard1967

November 23, 2013 9:38 AM
Last Edited 162 days ago

I just rail against journalistic hyperbole , and calling PJ "standout" is just that , behind Lowes and Byrne , there were no stand outs ,just others trying to keep pace , I hope He does well .Lowes was THE standout this season

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