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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.
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.


Tagged as: Scassa , Foret , salom , Jacobsen

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Jacobsen, Jerez Test 2013.
Jacobsen, End of season test, Jerez 2013
Fabien Foret, Ten Kate Honda
[L-R]: Chaz Davies, Luca Scassa and Gino Rea, Donington Park WSS podium, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
David Salom, Kawasaki Motocard.com, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Luca Scassa, ParkinGO Yamaha, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Parkes, Scassa, Lowes, Australian WSS Race 2011
Parkes, Scassa, Lowes, Australian WSS Race 2011
Scassa, Lowes, Australian WSS Race 2011
Parkes, Scassa, Lowes, Australian WSS Race 2011
Scassa, Australian WSS Race 2011
Scassa, Australian WSS Race 2011
Scassa, Australian WSS Race 2011
Scassa, Australian WSS Race 2011
Salom, Australian WSS Race 2011
Foret, Australian WSS Race 2011
Foret, Australian WSS Race 2011
Foret, Australian WSS Race 2011

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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.

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.



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