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TT 2017: Jackson Racing Satisfied With Latest Mountain Course Campaign

Jackson Racing where satisfied with their latest TT campaign, as the Preston based outfit put behind them, a testing build up to TT 2017.

With Lee Johnston parting company with the team, just before the start of the 98th TT Races, this left the family run team, looking for suitable replacements to pilot their high spec Honda machinery, around the Mountain Course.

Soon Josh Brookes and Dan Kneen stepped onto the CBR 600RR Honda mounts, the talented duo, went onto record 11th and 8th place finishes respectively, in the opening Monster Energy Supersport encounter.

Leading the teams big bike challenge at TT 2017, was rising roads star Craig Neve.

Despite limited track time, during practice week, thanks to persistent poor weather, the Immingham based rider went onto secure a very respectable 25th place finish, within the feature event of the fortnight, the Pokerstars Senior TT.

Setting a new personal best lap speed of 125.553 mph, it was good to see the ex Nicky Hayden Ten Kate, prepared World Superbike, in action on the Mountain Course.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Looking back on what was ultimately a positive two weeks on the Isle of Man, Jackson Racing stated via their Facebook page:

“TT 2017 is now finished the truck is loaded and ready for the journey home, firstly our thoughts are with the families and friends of the fallen riders and a speedy recovery to those who got injured.

It’s been a strange run up to the TT but as a team we dug deep, stayed focused, put on a good show and came out with some good results.

Dan, Josh and Craig came into the team for TT 2017 and did us proud, the machinery never missed a beat and all the team worked well together.

Thanks to all the organisers (they made some great decisions in difficult circumstances), marshals, medics, photographers and fans that make the event happen so we can go racing (sorry if I missed anyone out).

We will head back to base, re group and prepare for the next race.

Big thanks to all the team, sponsors and everyone involved in Jackson Racing without all these people it simply wouldn’t happen.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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