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PJ Jacobsen Sponsors Nathan Bettencourt for Mini Cup

Contemporary off a stellar return to the rostrum within the MotoAmerica Medallia Superbike collection at Highway America, PJ Jacobsen is proud to announce his assist for 11-year-old Nathan Bettencourt within the MotoAmerica Mini Cup by Motul for the 2022 season.

“We met by way of a particular occasion with NJMiniGP a few years in the past,” PJ mentioned.  The “Day of Champions” occasion was designed to present these younger racers an opportunity to coach with an expert racer.  “We rode collectively that day, after which I rode with Nathan and frolicked with the entire Bettencourt Racing household up at my house observe (Oakland Valley Raceway Park) the next season.”

The 2 began working collectively extra formally with the launch of Jacobsen Motorbike Coaching Institution earlier this 12 months, and spent just a few weeks over the previous winter coaching at Bushnell Motorsports Park in Florida on Ohvales, the weapon of selection for the collection.

The enhancements have been drastic.  Nathan is exhibiting extra confidence and pace due to the coaching.  “The distinction is sort of superb,” Nathan’s dad, Mike Bettencourt mentioned.  “Having PJ formally on-board our program offers us nice entry to a using coach and mentor like PJ, and for a younger child like Nathan that’s one thing actually particular.”

“It’s cool as a result of normally you don’t have adults that may cling on the little bikes, however PJ is quick on something.  It’s superior to have a world class rider to chase round!” agreed Nathan.

For teaching credentials, PJ has fairly the resume.  His return to the MotoAmerica Superbike class this season with Tytlers Cycle Racing is only one of many who embrace a championship within the USGPRU 125cc class (2006), 2nd in World Supersport (2015) and a stint in World Superbike (2018).  His coaching, primarily based on his World Supersport program together with on and off observe parts, has been thought-about a key success issue for one more younger racer making a splash, Sam Lochoff within the Supersport class.

“I’m joyful to assist the youngsters, and excited to see Nathan obtain his goals,” PJ added.

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