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Jacobsen only one tenth of a second away from podium at Jerez

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PJ Jacobsen (Honda WorldSSP Team) has finished one tenth of a second away from a podium finish in today’s FIM Supersport World Championship race at ‘Circuito de Jerez’. The 23-year-old from Montgomery, New York, crossed the line fourth behind fellow Honda rider Kyle Smith at the end of a solid 19-lap encounter around the 4.423 km fast-flowing Spanish venue.

Jacobsen got a good launch off the third row of the grid, making up two places as the WorldSSP field attacked the first turns of the race. After Krummenacher crashed out of the lead on lap five, Jacobsen was promoted to fourth and, together with Smith, he was able to bridge the gap to the front. When the Briton had a moment in front of him, the two lost touch with the leading duo but kept the battle alive for third.

The young American closed in on his rival during the last lap, although not enough to try one last move for the third step of the podium. With one race left in the season, which will be contested at the Losail International Circuit in a fortnight’s time, Jacobsen is still fourth in the standings but now only seven points away from the runner up spot.

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