BSB Rider of the Year 2015 - 8th: Lee Jackson

The BSB Rider of the Year poll results countdown rolls on and in eighth place is another debutant who had a productive rookie year.
BSB Rider of the Year: 8th

8th - Lee Jackson
Average poll score out of ten: 6.2
Team: Buildbase BMW
Bike: BMW S1000RR
Wins: 0
Podiums: 0
Poles: 0
Fastest Laps: 0
Best Finish 5th
Championship points: 101
Championship position: 14th

Lee Jackson's rookie BSB campaign became a story of solid progress throughout the year to see him switch from understudy to Ryuichi Kiyonari at Buildbase BMW to eventually beat his three-time BSB champion team-mate.

Having finished third in the National Superstock 1000 championship in 2014, Jackson graduated along with a group of peers into the British Superbike class and enjoyed a solid start to his first full year with a pair of 13th place finishes at the season opener.

The 2012 Superstock 600 champion continued to bang on the door of the top ten spots during the first half of the season until his breakthrough race at Thruxton where he took ninth place and began to frequently beat the experienced Kiyonari.

Scoring points in all but seven races in 2015, and only ending two races pointless in the second half of the year, demonstrated the Buildbase BMW's rider's consistency as he made his way up the running order to secure a season best of fifth place at the last round of the year at Brands Hatch.

Despite a relatively unspectacular campaign ending 14th in the final riders' standings, Jackson has built himself strong foundations to build upon for 2016 having been announced as Buildbase BMW's first signing for the 2016 campaign.

Lee Jackson in the BSB Rider of the Year poll
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About the vote:
Rather than repeat the Riders' British Championship standings, the BSB Rider of the Year poll asks viewers to take into account factors such as machinery, performance relative to a team-mate, riding style, experience, injuries, progress and personality just as much as race results and scoring each of the top twenty from this year's BSB standings with a mark out of ten.

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Lee Jackson, Buildbase BMW, BSB [Credit: Buildbase BMW]
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