Jacobson carries on despite sponsor loss

Published: 27 November 2015

With his WSS future up in the air still after the loss of 2016 sponsorship from his 2015 team, Core” Motorsport Thailand, America’s PJ Jacobsen was carrying on regardless at Jerez, checking out the new electronics and rules that will come into effect next season.

“It is good to be back on track again after Aragon, where we had a good and successful test there, but it was just really cold. Everything is going pretty good here,” said Jacobsen at Jerez.He is still unsure what would happen if there in no replacement sponsors before the 2016 season starts. “Honestly, I do not really know,” he confessed.

“I am just testing for these guys and getting the Honda 600 ready with the new ECU for next year. I signed a contract with Ten Kate, not with Core” so I think I am a bit lucky in that aspect. But obviously in motorcycle racing you need a sponsors to help run things as well.

"Obviously I have my fingers crossed and hopefully these guys can give me a chance and put me on the bike so that I can get a real go at it next year. Not like the team I started with at the start of the year in 2015 and their sponsorship folding. It seems like it just keeps getting run off from me! Hopefully it all works out.

"We did a 1’43 on a race tyre on the first day so we were quite happy and our pace was much faster than the race here in September. It is looking really positive and the traction control and electronics change is not really hurting us at all. We do not have any traction control, any anti-wheelie, and are limited in our engine braking in the rules for next year. My data guy has it all worked out for next year and that is what we are testing the stuff for next year to be race ready and fighting for wins."