PJ Jacobsen and the Honda WorldSSP Team have claimed the ninth spot on the grid for the 15-lap, final World Supersport race of the 2016 season at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, which will get underway tomorrow at 19:15 local time (GMT +3).

After qualifying directly to Superpole 2 courtesy of his fourth place finish in yesterday’s two free practice sessions, the 24-year-old American logged in 2’02.224s on board his Honda CBR600RR machine to take the last slot on row three. Jacobsen and the team will now analyse the data gathered today ahead of the last encounter of the year, which will decide who will take the runner-up spot in the standings.

PJ Jacobsen

PJ Jacobsen 2

9th / 2’02.224

Ninth place on the grid is definitely not a good result for us, especially if we look what our rivals for second place in the standings did today. In terms of lap-times we are all very close, but we need a good start in order not to let the others get away in the early stages. We still have the warm up to try some more things ahead of the race and we will make it count. After all, it’s not over until it’s over!

Honda WorldSSP
Pieter Breddels

Pieter Breddels

Technical Manager

We didn’t make too many changes today and PJ’s race pace is good, but we missed a couple of tenths on the single lap and that has pushed us a couple of rows back. Randy (Krummenacher) and Jules (Cluzel) will start ahead of us, so it won’t be an easy race tomorrow. We need a good start in order not to lose touch with the front runners and then we’ll see what happens.

Honda WorldSSP
Round 12 – Qatar

Losail International Circuit, Qatar

WorldSSP 2016, Round 12

Clear / Dry / 29
Saturday 29 Oct 2016, 16:19 UTC
  • Air Temp: 29°C
  • Humidity: 36%
  • Ground Temp: 30°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Luke Stapleford 81 GBR Profile Racing Triumph 2'01.621
2 Kenan Sofuoglu 54 TUR Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.059
3 Randy Krummenacher 21 SWI Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.230
4 Alex Baldolini 25 ITA Race Department ATK#25 MV Agusta +0.387
5 Kyle Smith 111 GBR CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +0.404
6 Jules Cluzel 16 FRA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +0.413
7 Zulfahmi Khairuddin 63 MAL Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki +0.482
8 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda +0.541
9 PJ Jacobsen 2 USA Honda WorldSSP Honda +0.603
10 Christoffer Bergman 71 SWE CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +0.886
11 Kyle Ryde 77 GBR Schmidt Racing MV Agusta +1.213
12 Michael Canducci 65 ITA Green Speed Kawasaki +1.663
13 Federico Caricasulo 64 ITA Bardahl Evan Bros. Honda Racing Honda +
14 Ondrej Jezek 69 CZE Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +
15 Xavier Pinsach 80 SPA Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda +
16 Christian Gamarino 11 ITA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +
17 Hikari Okubo 78 JPN CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +
18 Roberto Rolfo 44 ITA Team Factory Vamag MV Agusta +
19 Nacho Calero 10 SPA Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki +
20 Lorenzo Zanetti 87 ITA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +
21 Massimo Roccoli 52 ITA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +
22 Lachlan Epis 83 AUS Response RE Racing Kawasaki +
23 Loris Cresson 84 BEL MTM / HS Kawasaki Kawasaki +
24 Stefan Hill 35 GBR CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +
Clear / Dry / 28
Friday 28 Oct 2016, 18:12 UTC
  • Air Temp: 28°C
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Ground Temp: 30°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Randy Krummenacher 21 SWI Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki 2'01.986
2 Ayrton Badovini 86 ITA Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda +0.743
3 Alex Baldolini 25 ITA Race Department ATK#25 MV Agusta +0.789
4 PJ Jacobsen 2 USA Honda WorldSSP Honda +0.932
5 Kyle Smith 111 GBR CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +0.935
6 Kenan Sofuoglu 54 TUR Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki +0.959
7 Michael Canducci 65 ITA Green Speed Kawasaki +0.996
8 Jules Cluzel 16 FRA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +1.107
9 Christoffer Bergman 71 SWE CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +1.178
10 Kyle Ryde 77 GBR Schmidt Racing MV Agusta +1.253
11 Christian Gamarino 11 ITA Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +1.458
12 Lorenzo Zanetti 87 ITA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +1.511
13 Roberto Rolfo 44 ITA Team Factory Vamag MV Agusta +1.542
14 Federico Caricasulo 64 ITA Bardahl Evan Bros. Honda Racing Honda +1.652
15 Ondrej Jezek 69 CZE Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +1.689
16 Hikari Okubo 78 JPN CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +1.707
17 Luke Stapleford 81 GBR Profile Racing Triumph +1.993
18 Massimo Roccoli 52 ITA MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta +2.057
19 Xavier Pinsach 80 SPA Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda +2.063
20 Zulfahmi Khairuddin 63 MAL Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki +2.163
21 Nacho Calero 10 SPA Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki +2.275
22 Lachlan Epis 83 AUS Response RE Racing Kawasaki +3.575
23 Stefan Hill 35 GBR CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda +4.133
24 Loris Cresson 84 BEL MTM / HS Kawasaki Kawasaki +4.226
Rider Standings
Sunday, 16 Oct 2016 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Kenan SOFUOGLU 54 TUR 196 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
2 Randy KRUMMENACHER 21 SWI 129 Kawasaki Puccetti Racing Kawasaki
3 Jules CLUZEL 16 FRA 126 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
4 PJ JACOBSEN 2 USA 122 Honda WorldSSP Honda
5 Kyle SMITH 111 GBR 99 CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda
6 Gino REA 4 GBR 81 GRT Racing Team MV Agusta
7 Ayrton BADOVINI 86 ITA 75 Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda
8 Federico CARICASULO 64 ITA 74 Bardahl Evan Bros. Honda Racing Honda
9 Alex BALDOLINI 25 ITA 74 Race Department ATK#25 MV Agusta
10 Niki TUULI 66 FIN 60 Kallio Racing Yamaha
11 Lorenzo ZANETTI 87 ITA 60 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta
12 Axel BASSANI 47 ITA 54 San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki
13 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN 63 MAL 47 Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki
14 Ilya MIKHALCHIK 55 UKR 38 DS Junior Team Kawasaki
15 Luke STAPLEFORD 81 GBR 35 Profile Racing Triumph
16 Ondrej JEZEK 69 CZE 35 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
17 Alessandro ZACCONE 61 ITA 31 San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki
18 Nicolas TEROL 88 SPA 30 Schmidt Racing MV Agusta
19 Christian GAMARINO 11 ITA 30 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
20 Christoffer BERGMAN 71 SWE 22 CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda
21 Anthony WEST 95 AUS 16 Montaze Broz Racing Team Suter
22 Kevin WAHR 19 GER 16 Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda
23 Hikari OKUBO 78 JPN 16 CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Honda
24 Roberto ROLFO 44 ITA 14 Team Factory Vamag MV Agusta
25 Kyle RYDE 77 GBR 11 Schmidt Racing MV Agusta
26 Aiden WAGNER 41 AUS 9 GRT Racing Team MV Agusta
27 Glenn SCOTT 68 AUS 7 Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda
28 Davide STIRPE 6 ITA 6 Floramo Monaco Racing Team SM Honda
29 Xavier PINSACH 80 SPA 6 Gemar Ballons – Team Lorini Honda
30 Decha KRAISART 24 THA 5 Yamaha Thailand Yamaha
31 Hannes SOOMER 38 EST 4 Kallio Racing Yamaha
32 Kevin MANFREDI 43 ITA 4 Phoenix Racing Suzuki Suzuki
33 Luigi MORCIANO ITA 3 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki
34 Alex PHILLIS 48 AUS 2 Aark Racing Honda
35 Nacho CALERO 10 SPA 1 Orelac Racing VerdNadura Kawasaki
36 1
37 Mitch LEVY AUS 1 Landbridge Racing Yamaha