The Triple M Honda World Superbike team arrived at the favourite circuit of PJ Jacobsen – and a home circuit for some of the team staff – ready to record two strong results with their CBR1000RR. The rookie team in WorldSBK found this weekend a particularly tough one, with no championship points to add to PJ’s current total.
Jacobsen had been 17th in Superpole 1 on Saturday, shortly before race one began at 13.00 local time in Italy. He rode most of his first Misano Superbike race in 16th place but could not achieve the pace or finishing position both he and his team had hoped for.
Morning warm-up on Sunday saw PJ 17th, but in the second 21-lap race of the weekend he felt his bike misfire and, out of the points scoring positions at that time, he came back into the pits to retire.
Jacobsen remains 19th in the championship rankings, with 21 points, and has a personal best of tenth, which he achieved at Buriram in the second round.
A very long summer break will be punctuated for PJ with a ride at the Suzuka 8-Hour race, and then a test at Portimao before the next round of the championship takes place at the Portuguese venue. Round ten of WorldSBK 2018 will be held between the 14th and 16th of September.