American PJ Jacobsen believes his move into the WorldSBK series has come at just the right time as he is now 24 and has served his time in WorldSSP.
The New Yorker will ride for the Triple M Honda team - an official satellite to Red Bull Honda - in a one-rider operation and says that as it is all new to him, the new rules for 2018 won’t make a ounce of difference.
“It’s the right time in my career to make my move to World Superbike, I’m 24 now and I’ve had a couple of goes at WorldSSP. I’ve been second in the championship in Supersport so I think it’s the right time to move up, it’ll be really good,” said Jacobsen, who leaves MV Agusta.
“I don’t have any expectations, I know some people do but I won’t be having too many. There is going to be a lot of learning for me to do next year, and it’s going to be a difficult year. But I’ve ridden a Superbike before in British Superbike as well as the Suzuka Eight-Hours with Honda, so I am familiar with an Superbike and it will be good to get back on one. I think it will be a big learning year but I’m excited, I have no expectations and try to do the best that I can.”