In the seventh round of the championship first year WorldSBK entrants the Triple M Honda World Superbike Team scored points in race two at Brno, with a weekend best of 13th for American PJ Jacobsen and his CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2.

After a test at the same Czech circuit after the Assen round of the championship a few weeks ago, the rookie 2018 Triple M Honda team had useful data to work with on the first day of free practice. Unfortunately they found three different sets of weather or track conditions on that opening day, from fully wet to warm and sunny.

Having been 20th going into Superpole 1 at the end of play on Friday, Jacobsen qualified 17th on the grid for race one on Saturday.

PJ was in a points scoring position for some of race one, but he finished 16th, and just a fraction of a second from the rider in front. Race one was eventually run over 16-laps, not the planned 18, after a red flag incident and then a false start, due to a fault with the startline lighting system.

Race two at Brno went the scheduled 18 laps, and was held in warmer air and track conditions than race one. PJ moved up to 13th place by lap 14 and stayed there until he took the chequered flag. This was his eighth points scoring finish of his and his team’s maiden season in WorldSBK.

Jacobsen remains 18th in the championship table thanks to the three points he scored today in the Czech Republic. A special race is coming up for PJ, as he returns to home soil in America for the Laguna Seca round of the championship, on 23 and 24 June.

PJ Jacobsen

PJ Jacobsen 99

We got some points today and it was an OK race, but 13th is still not where I want to be. We had some quite different temperatures here at Brno from when we tested, and the race today was extremely hot. It seemed nobody had much grip. We just have to keep improving everything, and each time we go out we find something. We will just keep improving. It is my home race next. I have not been to Laguna Seca in a long time, since 2011 I think. I will try my hardest there try to and get a good set-up with the bike.

Triple M Honda World Superbike Team
Manuel Cappelletti

Manuel Cappelletti

Team Manager

On Friday things were not consistent because the condition of the track was completely different to the test we did here one month ago. We scored three points today and until the middle of the race the three Hondas set the same rhythm. Our target, honestly, is a top ten and PJ did a good job. His lap times were consistent and we found something good for him in the bike in qualifying. Today we made another step. For us, it is our first season and we still have to learn. PJ was happy about the behaviour of the bike and we look forward in a positive way to Laguna Seca. It is his home race and he is going to give 200% to be near the front.

Triple M Honda World Superbike Team
Czech Round

Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic

WorldSBK 2018, Round 7

Dry / 27
Sunday 10 Jun 2018, 11:40 UTC
  • Air Temp: 27°C
  • Humidity: 50%
  • Ground Temp: 43°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 25 Pata Yamaha Yamaha 36'23.516
2 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 20 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +2.167
3 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 16 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +7.649
4 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 13 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +9.422
5 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 11 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +9.716
6 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA 10 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +12.967
7 Leon Camier 2 GBR 9 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +17.341
8 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 8 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +20.293
9 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 7 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +23.613
10 Román Ramos 40 SPA 6 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +24.670
11 Loris Baz 76 FRA 5 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +25.106
12 Jake Gagne 45 USA 4 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +25.212
13 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA 3 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +28.172
14 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 2 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +31.659
15 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 1 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +32.407
16 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 0 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +36.305
17 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 0 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +39.367
18 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +44.976
NC Jordi Torres 81 SPA 0 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta DNF
NC Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 0 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki DNF
Dry / 24
Saturday 9 Jun 2018, 12:18 UTC
  • Air Temp: 24°C
  • Humidity: 57%
  • Ground Temp: 35°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 32'08.759
2 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 20 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +5.381
3 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 16 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +7.336
4 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 13 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +11.893
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 11 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +13.145
6 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 10 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +14.210
7 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 9 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +17.051
8 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 8 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +17.743
9 Leon Camier 2 GBR 7 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +18.104
10 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 6 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +21.783
11 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 5 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +30.614
12 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 4 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +31.111
13 Román Ramos 40 SPA 3 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +31.188
14 Xavi Fores 12 SPA 2 BARNI Racing Team Ducati +31.864
15 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA 1 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +33.079
16 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA 0 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +33.685
17 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE 0 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +53.662
18 Loris Baz 76 FRA 0 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +>1
NC Jordi Torres 81 SPA 0 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta DNF
NC Jake Gagne 45 USA 0 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
Dry / 22
Saturday 9 Jun 2018, 09:16 UTC
  • Air Temp: 22°C
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Ground Temp: 28°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'57.687
2 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.198
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.212
4 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.485
5 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.500
6 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.536
7 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.613
8 Loris Baz 76 FRA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +0.702
9 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1.324
10 Leon Camier 2 GBR Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.354
11 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +1.659
12 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL Team Pedercini Kawasaki +1.821
13 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +
14 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +
15 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
16 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +
17 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
18 Jordi Torres 81 SPA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +
19 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +
20 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +
Dry / 25
Friday 8 Jun 2018, 15:31 UTC
  • Air Temp: 25°C
  • Humidity: 56%
  • Ground Temp: 37°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 1'59.403
2 Tom Sykes 66 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +0.268
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.392
4 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +0.427
5 Alex Lowes 22 GBR Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.514
6 Chaz Davies 7 GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.567
7 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.575
8 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.788
9 Leon Camier 2 GBR Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +0.824
10 Loris Baz 76 FRA Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +0.829
11 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +1.070
12 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG IodaRacing Team Aprilia +1.525
13 Jordi Torres 81 SPA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +1.602
14 Román Ramos 40 SPA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +1.632
15 Xavi Fores 12 SPA BARNI Racing Team Ducati +1.651
16 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL Team Pedercini Kawasaki +1.753
17 Ondrej Jezek 37 CZE Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1.854
18 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +1.876
19 Jake Gagne 45 USA Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +1.921
20 PJ Jacobsen 99 USA Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda +2.106
Rider Standings
Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jonathan REA 65 GBR 270 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
2 Chaz DAVIES 7 GBR 205 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
3 Michael VAN DER MARK 60 NDL 196 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
4 Tom SYKES 66 GBR 179 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki
5 Marco MELANDRI 33 ITA 157 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
6 Alex LOWES 22 GBR 154 Pata Yamaha Yamaha
7 Xavi FORES 12 SPA 134 BARNI Racing Team Ducati
8 Toprak RAZGATLIOGLU 54 TUR 91 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
9 Lorenzo SAVADORI 32 ITA 73 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
10 Leon CAMIER 2 GBR 72 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
11 Loris BAZ 76 FRA 72 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW
12 Jordi TORRES 81 SPA 64 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
13 Eugene LAVERTY 50 GBR 60 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
14 Michael RINALDI 21 ITA 54 Aruba.it Racing Ducati
15 Leandro MERCADO 36 ARG 42 IodaRacing Team Aprilia
16 Román RAMOS 40 SPA 41 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
17 Jake GAGNE 45 USA 24 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda
18 PJ JACOBSEN 99 USA 21 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda
19 Yonny HERNANDEZ 68 COL 17 Team Pedercini Kawasaki
20 Leon HASLAM 91 GBR 14 Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
21 Davide GIUGLIANO 34 ITA 11 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia
22 Bradley RAY 28 GBR 3 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki
23 Ondrej JEZEK 37 CZE 3 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki
24 Luke MOSSEY GBR 2 Team Pedercini Kawasaki