Motorcycle Racing News Jacobsen Fast at 2011 AMA Miller Test

Jacobsen Fast at 2011 AMA Miller Test


AMA Daytona SuperBike

Young New York based racer PJ Jacobsen has once again shown some significant speed. Jacobsen, riding his Celtic Racing Fast By Ferracci Ducati 848EVO, was one of the fastest riders on the track during this week’s official AMA Pro Racing testing period, which was held at the immaculate Miller Motorsports Park in Utah.

Over the two days of testing, the young racer rode a total of eight sessions and turned in over 150 laps.

On day one, Jacobsen was the fastest of the AMA Daytona SuperBike class, scoring a best time of 1.56.48. On day two, Jacobsen was able to lower his best time to a 1.55.59, but was just edged out by another Ducati mounted rider, Jason DiSalvo.

Eraldo Ferracci, the team’s Technical Director, felt the two days of testing were very positive.

Eraldo Ferracci says: “From Daytona to now, we improve 200%. Everything went really well. We do ok and really we have no problems this week. I really do think we went well, and personally, I feel like we in the groove. Our Ducati is running very strong, and overall, the brand went 1-2 for the fastest time, so that says something good for sure.”

PJ Jacobsen says: “Man, this past week went great. It was a little cold though, but that didn’t matter. Before this test, we spent some time in New Jersey doing a few track days, where we made quite a few small changes to the bike.

“So when we arrived at Miller, the bike was good and we just focused mostly on different tire choices and everything went well. I am really looking forward to getting onto the second race of the season at Infineon, but this test was great.

“We pretty much dropped our times every session on Monday and Tuesday, and my K-Tech suspension was working great. DiSalvo was throwing down some fast laps, but I still had something. The last session was cancelled due to rain, which was a bummer, but overall, it was awesome. Everyone on the team seemed happy and we are moving forward.”

Jacobsen and the entire Celtic Racing Fast By Ferracci crew will now turn their focus on achieving top results in the Daytona Sportbike class at the next round of the AMA series, which will be held at scenic Infineon Raceway in Northern California on May 13-15.

For more information, please visit the team website at Celtic Racing. On Facebook? Stay up to date with Celtic Racing at Facebook.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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