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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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