News 14 Oct 2015

CORE retains Jacobsen upon increasing Ten Kate ties

World Supersport effort secures further Honda support.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Honda is delighted that Thailand-based CORE” Motorsport has confirmed a strengthening of existing ties with Ten Kate Racing as it prepares for the 2016 World Supersport Championship season with PJ Jacobsen.

CORE” Motorsport Thailand began the 2015 season with a Honda CBR600RR prepared by Ten Kate Racing, the Netherlands team behind nine World Supersport Championship title victories.

The squad took its first WSS victory with Ratthapark Wilairot at Buriram in round two in March on the occasion of the championship’s very first visit to Thailand and the team was joined by Jacobsen at the end of May.

American Jacobsen has since finished on the podium in each of the five races he has contested on the CBR600RR, taking victory at Sepang in Malaysia and in the last round ay Magny-Cours in France. With the final round coming up this weekend at Losail in Qatar, the 22-year-old has already secured runner-up position in the series.

CORE” Motorsport Thailand will become a fully-fledged partner with Ten Kate Racing for the 2016 season with additional support from Honda through access to special parts and its wider bonus system.

“We’re very happy that one of our strongest satellite teams ever has forged even stronger ties with us for 2016,” Ronald ten Kate commented. “Together we will be running the Ten Kate Honda effort in the World Supersport Championship

“Results from 2015 have already shown how strong the CORE” team is with PJ Jacobsen. I think that, now we are joining forces, we will be even stronger for the future. Pawee [Pandumrongsatid] is a huge fan of motorsport in general and is very passionate about going racing and winning, which completely matches the Ten Kate racing philosophy!”

Core Chematis is a nutraceutical manufacturer based in Thailand, formed in an effort to continue the development of motorsport in Thailand and in Asia.