MotoAmerica: Jacobsen Takes Superbike Pole Position At NJMP

MotoAmerica: Jacobsen Takes Superbike Pole Position At NJMP

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts. brings you the results of this weekend’s events.


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PJ Jacobsen earned MotoAmerica Medallia Superbike pole position at New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP), in Millville, New Jersey. Piloting his Tytlers Cycle Racing BMW M 1000 RR, Jacobsen topped the field with a lap time of 1:20.647 in dry conditions during Friday’s Qualifying One (Q1) session. When rain and wind from Tropical Storm Ophelia lashed NJMP during Qualifying Two (Q2) on Saturday morning, it put Jacobsen’s time out of reach and secured his pole position for both of this weekend’s races.

Newly crowned three-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Jake Gagne will start from the second spot on the grid based on the 1:20.819 he did on his Fresh N Lean Progressive Yamaha YZF-R1 during Q1. Mathew Scholtz claimed the third and final spot on the front row with a 1:21.135 on his Westby Racing Yamaha on Friday.

Row two starters include Vision Wheel M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Richie Escalante (1:21.399), Wrench Motorcycles Yamaha’s Bobby Fong (1:21.779), and Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati’s Josh Herrin (1:21.908).

During Saturday’s wet Q2 session, however, Gagne (1:37.309) was quickest with Scholtz  (1:37.956) a close second and the rest of the field far behind.



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