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Lee Jackson says he’s still on a high having clinched his maiden MCE British Superbike podium in a thrilling race two at his local track Cadwell Park having been the surprise package all weekend.

The Smiths Racing BMW rider says he was quietly confident with his race pace having qualified strongly and duly demonstrated it with his best result of 2017 of sixth place in the Cadwell Park opener.

Perhaps more impressive was Jackson setting a new BSB lap record at the Lincolnshire circuit, a 1m 26.715s, to secure a maiden pole position for race two. The 21-year-old profited from his pole position by leading the early laps before returning back to the front when Jake Dixon and Shane Byrne dropped out of contention.

With two laps to go James Ellison nipped past up the inside at Park corner to deny Jackson a dream maiden BSB win but he held off Smiths Racing BMW team-mate Peter Hickman for a superb second place.

“To finally get on to the podium is awesome,” Jackson said. “Before race one I was confident and then before race two I felt something good, I didn’t want to be over-confident as it could go wrong.

“I am mega happy to get the podium at Cadwell Park in front of all my family, friends and the local support. Right now I am still high on life so when I get home tonight I’ll look back at it and enjoy it.”

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WSB can learn a lot from BSB......... 4 or 5 different manufacturers in with a shout of winning at every event and a place where even small,independant teams like Smiths Racing can regularly pick-off the factory supported outfits. Oh,and great,close racing too.

Been a fan of the Jackson's for years. I followed Lee Snr and Gary when they raced and always found them to be a family of true racing people who tried hard and had fun but doing it the 'right way' Lee Bob is no different so it was the highlight of the weekend to see him get on the poduim especially after the tough first half of the year he has has (he never gave up and just kept working hard). Hopefully with this confidence boost Lee should be running near the front where his talent and hard work deserves him to be. Well done Lee!