After finishing 2016 in third, they repeated the feat in the opening round of this year’s UK SuperStock Championship. A pair of second-place finishes along with third in the Qualifier was built on with a fourth in the Grand Final to secure joint third-place over the weekend before heading to Greenock.
They opened up their weekend on Scottish waters with a second-place in Heat 1 before going on to secure fourth place overall with sixth, fourth and third-place finishes.
In Wales they displayed their resilience as they tackled mechanical problems throughout the Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea. Issues across both days in Milford Haven limited their potential to take top points but they did enough to secure another third overall Championship place.
“We did some useful research and hoped to be in a better position starting this season than last, really looking for top spot if I‘m honest. The effort and hard work in the boat, testing, reworks and maintenance didn't bear the fruits,” Neil Jackson explained.
“Aalborg was great, I lived in Germany for seven years so I really loved driving back in Europe. Then Greenock was good, more 'real' seas, but the negative side was two errors and some bad starts cost us. The season unfortunately came to an abrupt halt which was also disappointing, we had some mechanical damage at Milford Haven.”
A drama-filled campaign came to a close with a highly impressive podium finish and they are well-placed to be a serious contender for next year’s title.