Nesbitt masters the wet at Knockhill

June 17, 2024
Race Report

Charlie Nesbitt expertly overcame treacherous conditions to secure his best result of the season so far as MasterMac Honda racked up the points in the latest round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

The young rider claimed a brilliant fifth-place - having started 13th on the grid - as rain fell throughout the second of three races at the Scottish circuit.

It was the highlight of a strong weekend for the team as Nesbitt and teammate Lee Jackson finished in the top ten in all three races.

Jackson was a model of consistency, coming home eighth in the opening race, ninth in the second and tenth in the third.

Meanwhile, Nesbitt bagged a ninth and an eighth place finish in addition to his eye-catching fifth.

The sequence of results sees Nesbitt move up two places to eighth in the overall Bennetts BSB standings, with Jackson in twelfth.

MasterMac Honda’s team manager Steve Hicken said:

“The conditions were a big test for the riders but both Charlie and Lee handled it well and it’s been a really positive weekend for the team overall.
“Charlie had a tough time here last year in his rookie season, so it was particularly impressive that he not only put that well and truly behind him but also delivered our best result of the season to date.
“Congratulations to him and the whole crew, and thanks to all of our sponsors for their continued support.
“We’ll take confidence from this performance and look forward to building on it as the season continues.”

The MasterMac Honda team will return to action when Bennetts BSB visits Snetterton in Norfolk from 5-7 July.

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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