The third round of the MCE British Superbike championship provided some great results for the Buildbase BMW team. While a win and second place were awarded to team mates Richard Cooper and Taylor Mackenzie in their respective races at Brands Hatch, Jackson struggled to maintain ground.
It was a difficult start to the weekend as Jackson was ruled out of the first free practice due to a technical problem. Issues ensued during the rest of the practice too, with a lack of a front-end feel on his Buildbase BMW bike, though he managed to graze through to the second qualifying session.
Starting in 16th position, the number 14 rider found it hard to grasp any ground on the other racers due to a persistent lack of feeling at the front and finished in 15th. After a front tyre change for round two, Jackson gained momentum and felt much more comfortable, eventually crossing the line in 12th place.
“It wasn’t a great weekend! I struggled with feel and confidence in the front of my bike but the crew worked really hard to try and fix it across the weekend,” Jackson said. “It’s not where we want to be, but at least we were able to take a few points and can look to getting back up into the top ten in the next round at Knockhill.”
Despite the issues presented during Brands Hatch, Jackson still gained a handful of points, bringing his score after round three to 27 points. Teammate Cooper still sits tight with the biggest MCE BSB rivals at 74 points in total.
Buildbase BMW team manager Steve Hicken said: “Another great weekend of racing from the lads, and more silverware on the shelf. Lee struggled with set-up and didn’t get the results he deserves, but we must remember he is still learning and the results will follow.”
Following a short break, Jackson and his team will take to the highlands in Scotland at Knockhill for the fourth round of the British Superbike championship on June 24 – 26. Make sure to stay up to date with Lee and the team on both Facebook and Twitter.