Lee Jackson heads into this weekend’s Bennetts British Superbike Championship clash at Snetterton fourth in the championship standings and needs just 15 more points than Danny Buchan by the end of Saturday to confrm his place.
The Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki man is the only rider who can mathematically be confirmed on Saturday following the eBay Sprint race.
Jackson had a tough home round at Cadwell Park but has vowed to bounce back stronger this weekend as he bids to make it both of the Cheshire Mouldings FS-3 Kawasaki riders feature in the final title fight," said the Lincolnshire rider.
“I was of course disappointed with my home round. Up until Sunday, I was pretty happy with how the weekend was going. You get to your home round, the pressure is always on and I was happy until then.
“The Superpole qualifying lap was probably more pressure than getting ready for the race but I felt pretty good and then obviously not scoring points on Sunday and then a couple of points on Monday wasn’t ideal for the championship and then Rory also overtook me in the standings. It isn’t the worst thing to happen as we have a good buffer to the guys behind.
“I have been looking at the gap and thinking I only need 15 points more than Danny, but it is so close between me, Glenn and Rory – I have been getting my head around it! To be confirmed on Saturday I need to be on the podium and Danny not finish that race, so it is probably going to go down to Sunday – we will see!
“Up until this weekend, even at Thruxton, I was racing for that individual race and then. I think going into Snetterton I don’t think I will think about it like that as you can do something silly pushing too hard for just a place which might cost you dearly. For me at the moment, I am not thinking about the Showdown scenario and will just be trying to get myself back up on the podium and be back in the fight.
In the test earlier in the year, my crew chief Ian wasn’t there as he had Covid and I was just getting back up to speed. I don’t think I was too far away, so I am looking forward to getting back on the bike and having a proper go so that we make sure we are fighting at the front again.
“I one hundred percent want to bounce back this weekend after Cadwell Park and prove it was just a little blip but I don’t want to do anything stupid. We need to get the Showdown place confirmed and if we can also get some of the last podium points then that is what I am going for.”