BSB: Jackson ready for Brands after Thruxton form

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Lee Jackson heads to the seventh round of the MCE British Superbike Championship on a high after turning heads with his practice and qualifying pace at Thruxton.

One of the youngest men on the grid, Jackson impressed as he ranked in the top four in each of the three practice sessions at the 2.3 mile Hampshire track before qualifying sixth in his first ever Superpole appearance. 

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The Buildbase BMW man was unable to turn his pace into race results despite running comfortably in the top six in the first half of Sunday’s two part race before his softer Pirelli tyres lost grip. He recovered to take tenth in race two, but was understandably frustrated not to be higher up the field.

“I was a bit disappointed with the results at Thruxton as we were in the top six all weekend until the races, but I’m looking forward to getting back out at Brands as last year I got my best ever results on the GP circuit with 5th and 6th,” he said. “Our race pace was good so I’m hoping we can get up the sharp end this weekend, especially after the pace we showed at Thruxton. The aim is to be in the top six all weekend and hopefully we can get the results we need.” 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing