SHAWNEE, Okla. – HSBK Racing and Celtic Racing are collaborating for a return to the MotoAmerica Championship next season.
The teams have worked together closely in the past and feel it is the right time to return from their hiatus. The team will race on a Yamaha R6 in the Supersport class, with P.J. Jacobsen as the pilot.
Jacobsen has over 30 National Amateur Championships and after successful flat track and road racing seasons in America, he raced abroad in British Superbike, World Supersport, and World Superbike.
Most notably Jacobsen finished as the runner-up in the 2015 World Supersport Championship and built an impressive resume, with numerous wins and podiums on a global stage.
“I want to thank HSBK and Celtic racing for this opportunity,” said Jacobsen. “I’m ready to get started with them right away, and I’m looking forward to a very strong year with them. We are all very motivated and ready to do what we can, and believe we can achieve great things.”
The team is eager to start testing and make their debut.
“I’m excited to get back and show we have what it takes to run up front right away in a new class,” said Bobby Shek of HSBK Racing. “We chose the R6 because we feel it is the most competitive 600 right now. Our team has been busy building customer race bikes this past year, but it’s time for us to get back to racing.”
“I’m happy to be back racing after five years away. I have a good working relationship with Bobby and HSBK Racing and it made sense to join forces,” noted Barry Gilsenan of Celtic Racing. “We have put together a strong team to go after the Supersport championship in 2019.”