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Lee Jackson lands official FS-3 Racing Kawasaki promotion for BSB 2020

Superstock racer Lee Jackson joins Danny Buchan in forming FS-3 Kawasaki Racing's rider line-up for the 2020 British Superbike Championship

Lee Jackson will step back up to the British Superbike Championship class in 2020 after being named in the expanded factory-supported FS-3 Kawasaki squad for next season.

As the only Kawasaki team to progress through to the 2019 BSB Title Showdown this year, FS-3 Racing have been named official Kawasaki partner for the 2020 BSB season, taking over from 2018 BSB champions Quattro Plant JG Speedfit team.

Having already confirmed Danny Buchan in the team for BSB 2020, FS-3 Kawasaki – which will run two ZX-10RRs for the first time – has now confirmed Jackson alongside him.

Jackson currently competes with the team in National Superstock 1000, where he is classified third with one event to go.

“Massive thank you to Kawasaki UK and FS-3 Racing for the opportunity next year,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to getting back on the Superbike and especially with the Kawasaki brand after having such a strong season this year on the Ninja ZX-10RR. I’m really looking forward to knowing what it can do next year as a superbike.

“Obviously for myself I have a few new goals I’d like to achieve and having a couple of years outside of Superbikes, now I know now what we can do and where we need to be for 2020. So I’m really looking forward to this opportunity on the new bike and putting in a good show for the official Kawasaki team!”

2020 BSB deal marks Superbike return for Lee Jackson

Despite his youthful 24-years of age, Jackson is relatively experienced at BSB level having previously competed with BMW teams between 2014 and 2017, firstly with Buildbase Hawk Racing and then Smiths Racing.

It is with the latter he claimed his best BSB result – and single podium to date – with a run to second place at Cadwell Park in 2017. He has won one race in the 2019 Superstock 1000 series thus far and will end the season third overall behind Richard Cooper and Taylor Mackenzie.

“Lee has certainly earned another run in the Superbike class,” added team owner Nigel Snook. “His speed and consistency this year have been impressive and together with his previous Superbike experience, made it an easy decision for the team to secure his services for a third year. 

"Lee and Danny work well together and an important aspect of deciding to give Lee a run on the big bike is that it provides important continuity in our tight run team. We fully expect Lee to surprise a few people.”

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