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Jacobsen Takes the first Podium in 2017 for MV Agusta

Camier comeback 5 positions and closes 10th in WorldSBK Race2. With the 3rd place in WorldSSP Race PJ Jacobsen get the first podium of the season to the Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse; in the same race Alessandro Zaccone has been forced to retire at the first lap due to a problem with the clutch.

WorldSBK – Race2
Strong wind gusts and clear skies welcomed Race2 of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. Leon Camier – started from the 15th position on the grid, because of a difficult qualifying sessions – gave as always a hard battle, coming back from the 15th position and closing 10th, setting his best lap time during the last lap. Currently, Camier remains firmly 9th in the championship standings while MV Agusta goes to the 4th place in manufacturer standing.

WorldSSP – Race
PJ Jacobsen lost five positions after the first corner of the race, but the rider from Montgomery (NY) didn’t lose heart and remained attached to the lead group, until he began a battle into the top three area along with his rivals Lucas Mahias and Sheridan Morais. At the end of the 16 laps, Jacobsen ended up in 3rd place, 0,15s from the winner, getting the Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse the first podium of the season.

His teammate Alessandro Zaccone was definitely unlucky, as he was forced to retire from the race on the first lap because of a clutch problem on his MV Agusta F3 675 machine.

Leon Camier #2 WorldSBK – I rode the best I could and I felt we have made some good improvement with the chassis again but I was on the limits and there was nothing I could do. We also had some little problem in a couple of areas of the track but this is the result of not having the full weekend to set the bike. All in all we did a good job and even if this result is not so special we will do better in Assen.

Patrick “PJ” Jacobsen #99 WorldSSP –I am quite happy with the result today, as a trouble with the chattering kept me from fighting for the first place. It’s a pleasure to get MV Agusta Reparto Corse their first podium this season, because they work so hard and we all deserve this result. Thanks to my team for the job we have done today and looking forward to an even better result in Assen.

Alessandro Zaccone #61 ESS – I am very disappointed because I could have done a good race and I would have definitely fight for the victory within my ESS class. Of course I will not be breaking down, these things happen and the next race we will return to the attack.

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