There was much drama during the fifth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship. Unfolding at the Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk, the Buildbase BMW team’s results were mixed after the weekend’s races which was hampered by a number of crashes.
Yet Jackson managed to hold firm and grasped his best qualifier of the season to start in position 12 for the first race. While his teammate Cooper took an unfortunate turn in lap two and crashed out of race one, the number 14 rider kept his eyes on the road and scooped a top 10 finish.
Race two saw the drama return after another crash by rival riders on the circuit. Shortly after the race was red flagged and cut short by four laps, leaving the Buildbase BMW team with a much shorter track to contend with. Despite Jackson’s efforts he couldn’t quite slip into the top 10 and finished race two in 15th position.
While the Hampshire track holds positive memories for Jackson as the venue of an emphatic victory in the Pirelli National Superstock championship in 2014, it was still a disappointing mixture of results for him.
“I’m looking forward to getting out this weekend and hope the weather stays how it has been all week! Thruxton is a great track, quite different to the other places we go, really fast but quite bumpy too,” the Lincolnshire youngster said. “I’ve got good memories from winning there in the Superstock class in 2014 too. I was a bit disappointed with my results at Snetterton so I’m hoping to be able to bounce back this weekend.”
Now halfway through the MCE British Superbike Season, the sixth round will take place on July 22 – 24 at Thruxton Circuit – known as one of the fastest tracks in the championship. Make sure to stay up to date with Lee this weekend on both Facebook and Twitter.
Image Courtesy // Double Red Photography