Lee Johnston leaves Jackson Racing as Isle of Man TT practice is about to start

Lee Johnston
Lee Johnston made his TT debut in 2012 and has a best lap of 130.851mph

Lee Johnston has parted company with his Jackson Racing Team just three days before practice for the Isle of Man TT is scheduled to begin.

The Preston-based team confirmed the split on Wednesday morning.

The Fermanagh rider was scheduled to ride Honda Superbike and Supersport machinery at the lsle of Man event.

The 28-year-old finished third in a Superbike race and took a fifth place in the team's colours at the recent North West 200.

The Great Hatfield-based rider will compete for Ryan Farquhar's KMR team in the Lightweight TT for Supertwins at the TT and is expected to continue to campaign the East Coast Construction BMW he rode at the North West in the 1000cc races.

Earlier this week Jackson Racing announced that Josh Brookes would race the Supersport machine previously earmarked for the injured John McGuinness.

The Lancashire outfit are confident of having another Supersport rider on the grid and are preparing their Superbike machine in case a suitable rider may become available.

Johnston's best TT finish to date is a third place in the 2015 Superstock race.

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