I could have won it, insists Jackson after super second
Lee Jackson closed to within just 10 points of the top three in the National Superstock 1000 standings with a brilliant second place at Cadwell Park.
After qualifying seventh at his home track, Jackson moved up to fourth on his Buildbase BMW.
He was closing in on the third and second-placed men when they both ran off the track, elevating Jackson to second spot and within striking distance of leader Tommy Aquino's WD40 Kawasaki.
However, Jackson was denied the chance to challenge for his first victory in the class by a red flag – triggered by a heavy crash by Dan Hegarty – at two thirds distance.
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"I got a good start and was in fourth or fifth off the line. I then kept my head down and chased the people in front of me," said the Skellingthorpe rider.
"Having caught up with the two in front, I was lining up for a pass, but they had a coming together and ran off the track.
"I had my eyes on Tommy in first and I was catching him every lap before unfortunately the red flag came out and I had to settle for second.
"That's not the way you want to finish a race and I hope he (Hegarty) is okay."
"But I'm very happy to get a podium although I think I had the pace to win.
"Unfortunately I didn't get chance to overtake the leader, but maybe next time."
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
7 Lee Jackson 79