American star PJ Jacobsen has been confirmed with the Triple M Honda team for 2018 and will make his WorldSBK at Phillip Island next year.
Jacobsen’s move has been rumoured for some time and was confirmed by Honda boss Marco Chini this morning. Triple M are the official satellite team and will receive big support from Honda Europe.
“I’m very excited to be making my World Superbike debut with TripleM Honda WSBK Team. It’s a great opportunity for me to be finally racing in this class and I want to thank the team and Honda for making this possible,” said Jacobsen.
“Both the team and I will be rookies in the WorldSBK championship so there’ll surely be a lot to learn, but it’s a challenge that stimulates me and I can’t wait to get started.
“I enjoyed racing the Fireblade in the EWC two years ago and I love riding 1000cc bikes, so I’m looking forward to trying the new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2.”