WSS

Jacobsen and Honda ready for WorldSSP battle at Sepang

Posted:

Jacobsen and Honda ready for WorldSSP battle at Sepang
The Sepang International Circuit will this weekend host the sixth round of the 2016 FIM Supersport World Championship, with PJ Jacobsen and the Honda WorldSSP Team ready for another battle at the sharp end of the World Supersport field.

Last year in Malaysia, the young rider from New York, United States of America, claimed his first career-victory in the series by pipping Jules Cluzel onboard his Ten Kate-prepared Honda CBR600RR by just 0.091 seconds at the line.

Honda‰Ûªs middleweight machine is currently undefeated in Malaysia, as in the first-ever edition in 2014 it was Michael van der Mark who came out of on top in the World Supersport race.

After a convincing return to the podium at Imola a fortnight ago, Jacobsen is now eager to keep the momentum going at Sepang. The track that has been completely resurfaced over the winter, with some corners now featuring a different camber to speed up drainage in case of rain.

"I‰Ûªm really looking forward to the weekend." Jacobsen said. "It was good to return to the podium at Imola and get back in the comfort zone without pushing too much.

"I feel there‰Ûªs a lot more we can do and achieve, so I cannot wait to get back on track at Sepang. I got my first World Supersport win there last year and I love the track.

"The new surface will surely change things a bit but I‰Ûªm eager to try it out and do my best for another great result.

The venue is back on the sixth slot of the calendar like in its debut WorldSBK year (2014), although the round now takes place almost one month earlier in the year.

The sixth race of the 2016 World Supersport season will get underway on Sunday at 14:20 (GMT +8).

Share Article:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Tumblr
Pinterest
Reddit
Email
Print

More News: Latest Headlines

More News: Latest Headlines

Motocross

Jay Wilson Continues On His Winning Way In Japan

Enduro

Double delight for Wil Ruprecht at Enduro GP of Portugal

Motocross

Despite Showing Speed The MXGP of Sardegna Turns Into a Tough One For Mitch Evans

Motocross

Calvin Vlaanderen and Tom Vialle Master Sandy Riola Sardo to Win the MXGP of Sardegna

Speedway

Aussie Max Fricke Snares Victory At FIM Speedway GP of Poland

Enduro

Wil Ruprecht Claims EnduroGP Victory On Day One Of GP Of Portugal

Motocross

Jorge Prado Set For MXGP of Sardegna Return This Weekend

Motocross

Kay de Wolf To Miss MXGP Of Sardegna Following Cycling Injury

Motocross

Courtney Duncan To Focus On Recovery And Final Two WMX Rounds

Motocross

Shane McElrath To Fill In For Dean Wilson At Husqvarna Factory Racing

Motocross

Mattia Guadagnini To Move Up To The MXGP Class

Motocross

Romain Febvre Still Not Ready To Return To Racing

What's On This Week

FIM Hard Enduro World Championship - Round 2
Xross - Serbia
Saturday, May 21st, 2022
East Coast MX Series - Round 3
Maitland DMCC - NSW
Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Vic Off-Road Championship - Round 6
Edenhope
Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Vic Off-Road Championship - Round 5
Edenhope
Saturday, May 21st, 2022
Zeta Hero

Featured:

MTX Sprockets and XAM Chains

Is The Motocross Future Now With Stark Varg?

Fusport XP2 Review

Under or Over – We pit Fly Racing’s Revel Race Roost Guard against the Fly Barricade Zip Vest.

Into the Night – Part Two

Into the Night – Part One

What's On This Week

FIM Hard Enduro World Championship - Round 2
Xross - Serbia
Saturday, May 21st, 2022
East Coast MX Series - Round 3
Maitland DMCC - NSW
Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Vic Off-Road Championship - Round 6
Edenhope
Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Vic Off-Road Championship - Round 5
Edenhope
Saturday, May 21st, 2022