Team Suzuki Press Office - October 14.
Tyco Suzuki's PJ Jacobsen finished a close second in the final National 1000cc Superstock race of the 2012 British Superbike Championship season at Brands Hatch in Kent earlier today.
The 19-year-old shared the lead on numerous occasions during the all-action 16-lap encounter, but was narrowly beaten by Keith Farmer; just one-tenth-of-a-second separating the pair as they crossed the finish line.
"At one stage I actually thought I had checked out, but when the Safety Car came out it upset my rhythm a bit as once it goes in, you just want to get on the gas straight away and get the bike wide open and it spins up. I did think I was going to get Farmer at the end on the right-hander at the back straightaway, but he went in really deep; then I was out of the seat and lost my drive. I've had four podiums and two wins from my last four races on both the GSX-R600 and the GSX-R1000. I felt a lot more comfortable here at Brands today and I've grown to like the track. I'd just like to thank everyone in the team for supporting me. It's been a great time for me."
Philip Neill - Team Manager:
"Another great ride from PJ in what was a very tough race. There was never a minute to relax or settle in as the lead at the front was chopping and changing all the time. He's done a great job on both our GSX-R machines and proved their capability in the Supersport and Superstock classes. Hopefully we can do something with him for next season as it would be a shame not to see his talent in the British Championship paddock in 2013 on a Tyco Suzuki."
Superstock 1000 Results: 1 Keith Farmer [Kawasaki] 24:36.298. 2 PJ Jacobsen [Tyco Suzuki] +0.105; 3 Howie Mainwaring [BMW] +0.404; 4 Hudson Kennaugh [Kawasaki] 1.049; 5 Victor Cox [Kawasaki] +1.513; 6 Daniel Johnson [Kawasaki] +1.638.