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Jackson steps up to MCE BSB with Buildbase BMW

Tuesday, December 16 2014

The title-contending Buildbase BMW team have announced that former Superstock 600 Champion Lee Jackson will progress to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship with them next season. The 19-year-old will be team-mate to triple Champion Ryuichi Kiyonari.

Lincoln-based Jackson finished third in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship with the team this season, with a hard-fought win at Thruxton and a further four podium finishes. He also made three MCE BSB appearances during the 2014 season, taking an impressive top ten finish at Assen.

Jackson said: "I am really looking forward to this opportunity and also to work with Kiyo. The experience that the whole team have combined will really help me make the step forward. After two seasons in the Superstock class I know I still have a lot to learn, but I am really excited.

"I want to build my results through the season as there are so many good riders in the championship. It will be a new challenge for me, but I am going to do the best job I can for the Buildbase BMW team. I had a chance to ride the Superbike last season so it won't all be completely new to me. I can't wait to start testing now ready for Donington Park. I need to say a massive thanks to everyone at Buildbase BMW and my family for giving me this chance."

Team Manager Steve Hicken commented: "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."