Jackson earns BSB promotion with Buildbase BMW

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Nineteen year old Lee Jackson is set to remain with the Buildbase BMW team for 2015, but the National Superstock 1000 rider will gain a full time promotion to the MCE British Superbike championship after impressing in 2014.

Showing his skills both in Stock 1000 and during his wildcard BSB appearances in 2014 deputising for an injured James Westmoreland, the Lincolnshire plumber will also benefit from the experience of teammate Ryuichi Kiyonari.

Jackson: “I’m really looking forward to riding with Buildbase BMW for the full season in British Superbikes next year. This season I rode the bike for four rounds and really enjoyed it. It’s such a different sensation compared to Superstock. I can’t wait to step up and get to know the bike even better and see what we can do. Kiyo is a great team mate; he’s such an experienced rider so hopefully I can continue to learn from him.”

Team manager Steve Hicken added: “We’re delighted that Lee is moving up to the Superbike class after two years with us in Superstock 1000. He is one of the brightest young talents in UK racing at the moment and we feel this is the right time for him to make the step up. The championship needs some new, young British talent and we are confident in what Lee can achieve.”

“With Kiyo and Lee, we have a great package of experience, youth and talent. After a remarkable 2014 season, our only aim is to go one better in 2015.”

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer