Jacobsen, who raced in the AMA Daytona Sportbike class in 2011, will get his ifrst taste of the PTR Honda during a private test in early January. Jacobsen will then join the rest of the World Supersport grid for further testing at Phillip Island before the opening round of the 2012 season on February 26th.
“I’m very excited about returning to Europe to race in the World Super Sport class with my new team PTR Honda. I have always loved riding Hondas, and the 600 in particular is a fantastic bike,” Jacobsen said. “I know the reputation of PTR and Parkalgar, and I am proud to have the opportunity to ride with such an excellent team on such an incredible bike. I feel that the timing of this move is perfect. My experience and training so far have opened up this path for me to follow. But also, I know that in many ways I’ll be starting from the beginning again.
“There will be new people, new tracks, and new styles. There will be a lot to learn, but I intend to be competitive straightaway. I’ll need to work very hard to achieve success for myself and for my team but I know that I will have the complete support of Simon and the entire team. Thanks to everyone on both sides of the Atlantic who made this deal happen. I can’t wait to head over to the UK to begin!”
Jacobsen will join British rider Martin Jessop, who signed with the PTR Honda team earlier this week.