Jackson and Nesbitt pocket more points for MasterMac Honda

May 7, 2024
Race Report

MasterMac Honda duo Lee Jackson and Charlie Nesbitt racked up six point-scoring finishes between them as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship visited Oulton Park over the weekend.

Following the season-opener in Spain, the first UK round of the campaign drew a huge crowd to the Cheshire circuit and saw three fiercely competitive Bennetts BSB races.

Jackson and Nesbitt both made it into the Speedy Top 15 in Sunday’s qualifying session, putting themselves 13th and 14th on the grid respectively for the opening race.

In sunny conditions, Nesbitt gained three places in Race One to come home 11th, while Jackson fought back well after initially slipping down the field to finish 14th.

A further two races on Bank Holiday Monday saw both riders fighting hard to ultimately secure the same positions each time - Jackson taking 11th in both races and Nesbitt 13th.

It leaves Nesbitt 11th in the championship standings with Jackson close behind in 13th after the opening five races.

Steve Hicken, team manager, said: “The opening rounds of the season tend to have a steep learning curve and we’ve seen that again at both Oulton Park and Navarra.

“The competition is at a really high standard and the challenge for us is to grow into the season and be finishing higher up the field as the year progresses.

“But it was another solid weekend for us with both Lee and Charlie battling hard, and it’s a credit to them and the rest of the team that both riders have scored points in every race so far.”

MasterMac Honda will continue their Bennetts BSB campaign when the series arrives in the East Midlands for three races at Donington Park from 17-19 May.

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“We’re excited to start our 25th consecutive season and hopefully spring some surprises along the way"
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- Steve Hicken, Hawk Racing Team Manager