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British Superbikes: Jackson mixes it with the big boys

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 22, 2014

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LEE Jackson made his British Superbike race debut for the Ashby-based BMW Buidlbase team at Brands Hatch.

Filling in for the injured James Westmoreland, the young rider proved he was worth the gamble after finishing 16th and 18th.

Jackson then had a stunning ride in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 race, which he led for some time and eventually finished third after a nail-biting battle with Danny Buchan and Jason O'Halloran.

Jackson said: "The Superstock race was good, really fun, and very close. From the podium, I had to rush back to the garage to get out in the first BSB race!

"Switching to a Superbike is a big step. At first they don't seem so different, especially as they're both BMW S 1000 RRs.

"But it's when you get up to peak power, or when you get hard on the brakes, they are amazing motorcycles. I was very glad to get the chance to try it and I'd like to thank the team."

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