PJ Jacobsen rode his Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000 today for the first time during a team test at Kirkistown in Northern Ireland. The New Yorker will race the bike in this year’s British Superbike Championshipo alongside Josh Brookes
For the 19-year-old Jacobsen, it was his first taste of Superbike action aboard the team’s GSX-R1000 and he relished every minute of it alongside his more-experienced teammate Brookes, who was in blistering form, despite the low spring temperatures, according to the team.
New Supersport recruit Taylor Mackenzie didn’t get on track until late afternoon because of fog and flight delays, but eventually got his chance to ride his GSX-R600.
“It was just like, Wow! There’s a lot to learn as there are so many things on the Superbike compared to the Superstock bike, and it will take a couple of tests to get 100 percent comfortable, but all in all it was a progressive day,” Jacobsen said in a team release. “I was surprised how smooth and usable the power was on the Superbike and by the end of the day we were doing consistent lap times. I’m pretty pleased how we have started and I’m looking forward to day two on the big Suzuki.”