Improving Jackson aims high ahead of Donington
Lee Jackson admits he has an eye on third place in the National Superstock 1000 standings as he targets another flying end to the season.
Jackson moved up to joint-sixth in the championship following his brilliant second place at Cadwell Park – his best finish on a 1000cc machine.
And there is every chance he could be on the podium again at Donington Park this weekend, which is traditionally one of his strongest circuits.
Jackson scored his maiden British Championship victory at the Leicestershire circuit this time last year on his way to the National Superstock 600 crown.
Jackson got better and better as the season reached its climax in 2012, and this year is following a similar route for the ultra-consistent Skellingthorpe rider.
"Cadwell was a great weekend and I felt really comfortable on the bike," said the Buildbase BMW ace.
"And after that, there's no reason why I can't challenging for the top five again and hopefully qualify on the front row.
"Donington is a good circuit for me. I got my first podium there and then my first win there last year."
While he will not repeat his title win of last season, it has still been a fabulous season for the teenager.
"I finished third at Snetterton then I had a bit of a low before that result at Cadwell," he reflected.
"It's not quite the same as last year when I was challenging for the title, but you can't expect that every year.
"I'm only 10 points off third place so that is a good target to aim for.
"I'm feeling more and more comfortable on the bike and I've got some of my favourite tracks coming up, like Donington and Silverstone."
Jackson's progress in 2013 has unsurprisingly caught the eye of other teams, although it is likely he will remain with Buildbase for 2014 and go for the Superstock 1000 title.
"We'll probably start talking about next year after this weekend," added the former North Kesten School pupil.
How they stand
1 Adam Jenkinson 142
2 Hudson Kennaugh 123
3 Tommy Aquino 89
4 Victor Cox 87
5 Filip Backlund 80
6 Tristan Palmer 79
6 Lee Jackson 79