British Superbike standout PJ Jacobsen has confirmed he will switch to the World Supersport Championship in 2014 as part of a three-strong Intermoto Kawasaki rider line-up.

The young American proved a revelation in his first season of Superbike racing aboard the Tyco Suzuki in 2013, peaking with a maiden podium finish at Assen en route to ninth in the standings, but will now look to follow in the footsteps of former champion Cal Crutchlow in making a successful transition from BSB to WSS racing in 2014.

Jacobsen will line up with Czech-based Intermoto Kawasaki alongside another former BSB rider Florian Marino, who gets a full-time deal with Intermoto after a series of impressive performances in place of the injured David Salom this season, and Dutchman Tony Covena, who steps up from the European Superstock 600 series.

Since switching to Kawasaki machinery in 2012, Intermoto has proven a consistent front runner with Fabien Foret finishing fourth overall in 2012 and Luca Scassa claiming eighth overall in 2013.

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