Hard work but no reward for Triple M Honda at Misano

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.

PJ Jacobsen

PJ Jacobsen 99

I thought that coming here to Misano, and it being my favourite track, it would be a more positive weekend. Now we have a long summer break and the Suzuka 8-Hour race. Then we have a test at Portimao before the last four race weekends. I need to make a big change at the Portimao test and then I will be happy. Things were just not working today but I am positive and we will look ahead to the next race.

Triple M Honda World Superbike Team

Manuel Cappelletti

Manuel Cappelletti

Team Manager

This weekend was a challenge for us, PJ never found the rhythm, for many reasons. The pace was good this morning in the warm up, so we expected a better performance in the race, which was not there. He said that the bike was misfiring in race 2 so now we are checking things. For sure this is not the position that we deserve, or where we must be. Testing in Portimao will be important for us, so we can work on the bikes before then and find out what we can do to get back to where we were at the start of the season. The performance does not reflect what it is possible to do with this bike.

Triple M Honda World Superbike Team

Riviera di Rimini Round

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy

WorldSBK 2018, Round 9

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# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jonathan Rea 65 GBR 25 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 33’34.637
2 Michael van der Mark 60 NDL 20 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +0.334
3 Marco Melandri 33 ITA 16 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +0.595
4 Chaz Davies 7 GBR 13 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +2.382
5 Tom Sykes 66 GBR 11 Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki +4.535
6 Alex Lowes 22 GBR 10 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +6.559
7 Lorenzo Savadori 32 ITA 9 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +7.193
8 Eugene Laverty 50 GBR 8 Milwaukee Aprilia Aprilia +9.972
9 Loris Baz 76 FRA 7 Althea BMW Racing Team BMW +13.874
10 Leon Camier 2 GBR 6 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +14.047
11 Michael Rinaldi 21 ITA 5 Aruba.it Racing Ducati +26.00
12 Toprak Razgatlioglu 54 TUR 4 Grillini Racing Team Kawasaki +28.886
13 Niccolò Canepa 94 ITA 3 Pata Yamaha Yamaha +33.758
14 Jake Gagne 45 USA 2 Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team Honda +34.751
15 Román Ramos 40 SPA 1 Team Go Eleven Kawasaki +36.892
16 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 0 Team Pedercini Kawasaki +39.983
17 Leandro Mercado 36 ARG 0 IodaRacing Team Aprilia +56.465
NC PJ Jacobsen 99 USA 0 Triple M Honda World Superbike Team Honda DNF
NC Alessandro Andreozzi 121 ITA 0 Guandalini Racing Yamaha DNF
NC Xavi Fores 12 SPA 0 BARNI Racing Team Ducati DNF
NC Jordi Torres 81 SPA 0 MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta DNF
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