Tytlers Cycle Racing signed off their maiden MotoAmerica Superbike season in style with another podium yesterday, PJ Jacobsen producing another spectacular race to finish third in the final race of the year at Barber Motorsports Park.
Classified third in Saturday’s opening encounter, PJ was relegated to fourth after series organisers overturned Danilo Petrucci’s jump start penalty. Understandably disappointed, PJ ensured there were smiles aplenty on Sunday as he powered his BMW M1000 RR to his third top three finish of 2022 - the team’s fifth.
Hector Barbera rounded out his first season with the team with two solid results. He finished fifth and tenth respectively whilst Kyle Wyman, the team’s third rider for the weekend in the Superbike category raced to P13 and P9.
The results mean Hector ends the year fifth overall with PJ in sixth.
The team would like to thank its sponsors, and everyone involved with the MotoAmerica Championship and look forward to lining up on the grid in 2023.
PJ Jacobsen:“Race 1 didn’t start too well. I made a mistake and lost a lot of time. I was classified third but then demoted after MotoAmerica overturned Petrucci’s jump start penalty, so we celebrated for no reason but overall, I was happy to close to the podium and fourth in the end isn’t so bad. It was a much better race on Sunday. I was fighting for the podium and the pace was a lot stronger. I am happy to get another podium on the final corner of the final lap. I am proud of everyone involved in the team and for the opportunity to ride for Tytlers Cycle Racing with the new BMW M1000 RR this year.”
Hector Barbera:“I had a much better feeling in the first race on Saturday. Every lap felt better, and, in the end, I finished fifth. It was impossible to ride on Sunday with the same setting, so I am sure it was a problem with the tyre. I was over two seconds a lap slower and so to end the year like this is disappointing. Big thanks to the team, it’s been a pleasure for me all year to be with you all.”
Kyle Wyman:“It was a great week and so good to be back on a Tytlers Cycle Racing BMW this past weekend. I assembled a crew of mine alongside the teams, and we continually improved throughout the weekend. Saturday’s race saw a drop that we didn’t expect, and I dropped all the way back to thirteenth after running sixth. We made a big step on Sunday and finished ninth and had a pretty good race. I had a lot of fun and a great experience and I’m proud of what the team has accomplished in their first season and am proud to have been a part of it.”