Knockhill Race Report

Strong Weekend At Knockhill For Smiths BMW

Jackson qualified in 16th place for the opening race, and he too made good progress, moving into the points on lap seven when he took over 14th place. By half race distance, he was up to tenth and in close company with former World Superbike Champion Sylvain Guintoli before moving up to ninth which gave him his best result of the season so far.

The Lincoln rider lined up on the fifth row later in the day for race two which proved to be a tougher proposition and after a great performance, he ended up in 13th at the flag to pick up three more championship points.

#14 Lee Jackson Smiths Racing BMW MCE British Superbike Championship

Lee Jackson: “We’ve continued to make good improvements to the bike and I’m feeling more and more comfortable on the bike so it’s good to have come away with my best finish of the season so far. A few people crashed out in race one but getting to the finish is the name of the game and it just felt good to be racing again after six weeks since the last round. I got boxed in a bit in the second race and it’s frustrating not being able to finish in the top ten more regularly as that’s where I need to be. We’re all working really hard and will look to carry this weekend’s momentum into the next rounds.”

Alan Smith, Team Owner: “After being away at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT, it’s good to get back to short circuit action and both riders had solid weekends. Peter’s obviously a bit disappointed with his results having arrived at Knockhill on such a high but he scored some solid points and is well in contention for a top six finish which is what our aim is. Lee’s crash on Friday set him back a little but he’s getting his confidence back with each and every outing and it was good to see both bikes finish in the top ten of race one.”

MCE British Superbike Championship race one (30 laps)
1 Jake Dixon (Kawasaki)
2 Luke Mossey (Kawasaki)
3 Shane Byrne (Ducati)
4 Jason O’Halloran (Honda)
5 Taylor Mackenzie (Suzuki)
6 Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW)
9 Lee Jackson (Smiths Racing BMW)

MCE British Superbike Championship race two (30 laps)
1 Jake Dixon (Kawasaki)
2 James Ellison (Yamaha)
3 Shane Byrne (Ducati)
4 Luke Mossey (Kawasaki)
5 Josh Brookes (Yamaha)
6 Dan Linfoot (Honda)
9 Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW)
13 Lee Jackson (Smiths Racing BMW)

Championship Positions (after four rounds)
1 Mossey 141
2 Haslam 111
3 Byrne 90
4 Iddon 86
5 O’Halloran 83
6 Brookes 78
7 Hickman 74
20 Jackson 14

Round five of the MCE British Superbike Championship takes place at Snetterton over the weekend of 30 June/2 July and for further information, please visit www.smithsracing.co.uk and www.britishsuperbike.com

ENDS

Note to Editors:

Smiths (Gloucester) Limited was started in 1982 by Alan Smith. Smiths is a family run business and provides services in construction, waste management and recycling, demolition, transport, skip hire, laser levelling, asbestos removal and plant hire. It has grown from a small, owner-operated construction firm to one of the region’s largest and most respected construction services and waste management companies.

Alan Smith developed his love of bikes and racing in the 1980s when he competed in local and national amateur motocross events, his highest achievement being several top three positions in the national four-stroke and superclass categories.

The Smiths Racing Team continues the family ethos with daughter Rebecca adopting the mantle of Team Manager and wife Anne, son Paul and daughters Helen and Lisa often seen supporting the team on race days.

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