JM Racing Honda thanks members, partners and fans

The JM Racing Honda team had signed Henry Jacobi and Michele Cervellin for the 2021 season. Unfortunately the preparation of Cervellin was ruined by an old wrist injury and due to this he missed the first half of the world championship. When he was fully recovered he worked hard together with the team to be ready for the second half of the season.

Just when he found the right direction again he made a small crash and dislocated his shoulder during a training session. Unfortunately there was too much damage so he needed surgery which meant the end of his season.

Henry Jacobi showed many good things during the 2021 season. He started with some bad luck at the opening round in Russia and failed to score points but after this round things started to go in the right direction for the German. In the third round of the championship in Maggiora, Italy he scored his best result of the season with a fifth position. Another top ten moto finish came in the opening moto of the MXGP in the Czech Republic. In two of the four motos who were held in Turkey he finished inside of the top ten as well.

Jacobi finished more than 15 motos inside of the top fifteen but had his share of bad luck as well. In the week prior to the MX of Nations in Mantova he picked up a back injury. Due to this he had a few difficult Grand Prix’s including his home round in Teutschenthal. But he kept working hard and gave everything in the final part of the championship to finally finish in 15th position in the final championship standings.

Jacobi has learned a lot during the 2021 season and has become a more complete rider under the guidance of former world champion 500cc, Jacky Martens. The entire JM Racing Honda would like to thank all their partners and fans for their support and we hope to see you again in 2022.

Difficult MXGP Weekend in France For JM Racing Team With Three World Championship Points

Henry Jacobi of JM Racing Honda had a difficult French Grand Prix in Lacapelle Marival. Jacobi crashed at the start of the first heat, and had a bad launch in the second, keeping him down to a modest points haul for the weekend.

This was the first ever MXGP event to be held at Lacapelle Marival. Getting a good qualifying position was crucial, since the start layout definitely favours the inside gates, and passing on this track is difficult. Jacobi exerted all his efforts to try and clock a good qualifying position, but got no further than 19th spot.

Jacobi had the misfortune to be involved in a crash right at the start of the first heat. The bike was substantially damaged, so much so that he was forced to retire. He tackled the second race with new motivation. His unfavorable gate resulted in a less than optimal start, and he had to start his march forward. He kept fighting till the very end, and managed to add three world championship points to his tally for 18th position.

“It did not go our way” team manager Jacky Martens said. “The start is very important here. Alas, in the first race, we had a setback right off the start, and in the second race he got boxed in. He did not give up, and kept fighting to the end. We are aiming to deliver a rising line at the next GP in Spain.”

Overall MXGP France:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 47 Pnt
2 Romain Febvre 47 Pnt
3 Tim Gajser 35 Pnt
4 Jeremy Seewer 35 Pnt
5 Antonio Cairoli 34 Pnt
21 Henry Jacobi 3 Pnt

World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 460 Pnt
2 Romain Febvre 454 Pnt
3 Tim Gajser 450 Pnt
4 Jorge Prado 398 Pnt
5 Antonio Cairoli 387 Pnt
15 Henry Jacobi 127 Pnt

Photocredits – Bavo