It was a tough weekend for Lincolnshire’s Lee Jackson in the second round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch this weekend.
After a crash at Clearways in the first free practice session, Jackson’s Buildbase BMW team worked frantically to re-build his BMW S 1000 RR before FP2.
As a result of the crash, a few technical issues held the Lincolnshire teenager back in the remaining practice sessions leaving him to start the race from 31st.
A development in warm-up saw the 19-year-old feeling much more comfortable but it was always going to be a challenge fighting through from the eleventh row of the grid at a circuit just 1.2 miles long with few overtaking opportunities. He finished 18th and 23rd in the two races respectively.
Having shown he’s capable of much more, Jackson will now move on to Round 3 of the championship at Oulton Park, a circuit he’s ridden the S 1000 RR superbike at before, in just two weeks’ time.
I’ve not had a weekend as tough as this in a long time so I’ve been really hard on myself. It’s frustrating. We turned it around for warm-up and the bike was working well in the races. I made a small mistake on Friday crashing out and that hasn’t helped. I left a lot of work for myself to do and I’m disappointed I couldn’t be in the points for the team. It’s one of those rounds where you have to put it behind you and move on.
– Lee Jackson
Photo of Lee Jackson in action.