PJ Jacobsen will make his third manufacturer switch in three years in World Supersport as he prepares to join MV Agusta Reparto Corse for the 2017 season.

The American rider has made a strong impression in World Supersport since joining the series on a full-time basis in 2014 having finished runner-up a year later despite changing from Kawasaki to Honda midway through the campaign.

Jacobsen had another solid year in the championship and despite the top step of the rostrum evading him with the Ten Kate Honda squad, four rostrum results saw him finish fourth overall in the riders' championship.

The 23-year-old is preparing for his third switch of machines in three years with a move to the factory-backed MV Agusta outfit as he hunts a maiden World Supersport title.

"I'm really looking forward to this new adventure with MV Agusta," Jacobsen said. "To be joining with the Italian manufacturer is a privilege. Already having a test on the bike in Jerez, I felt really comfortable on the bike after a few sessions.

"I'm really looking forward this year with MV and seeing what we can accomplish. I'm excited to get to some more tests on the bike and then ready to go to round one. Thanks, MV Agusta for this opportunity."

 

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