World Supersport Championship runner-up PJ Jacobsen will race with a CORE Motorsport-backed Ten Kate Honda team in 2016.

The American had begun the 2015 season with Intermoto Kawasaki team, but joined CORE Honda after the Czech-based outfit folded six races into the year. Notching up wins at Sepang and Magny-Cours, Jacobsen briefly mounted a title challenge before Kenan Sofuoglu sealed the crown in France earlier this month.

Nonetheless, with second position in the standings now guaranteed for Jacobsen ahead of the season finale in Qatar, Ten Kate Honda has announced it has signed him to the team for 2016, while CORE Motorsport will become its primary backer.

"We're very happy that one of our strongest satellite teams ever has forged even stronger ties with us for 2016," said team manager Ronald ten Kate. "Together we will be running the Ten Kate Honda effort in the World Supersport championship

"Results from 2015 have already shown how strong the CORE" team is with PJ Jacobsen. I think that, now we are joining forces, we will be even stronger for the future. Pawee Pandumrongsatid is a huge fan of motorsport in general and is very passionate about going racing and winning, which completely matches the Ten Kate racing philosophy!"

Ten Kate Honda - which has lost PATA backing to the Yamaha World Superbike team for 2016 - has run Kyle Smith in World Supersport this year, with the young British driver picking up two podiums.



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