Lexelle-sponsored Taylor and Tarran Mackenzie have been put through their paces during testing in Spain and are felling confident ahead of the new 2015 season.

The pair spent three days testing with Focused Events in Almeria and then a further four days in Cartagena.

Dad Niall Mackenzie – a former British Superbike Champion – insists Taylor and Tarran are in good shape.

“Tarran was consistently the fastest Superstock 600 rider over both events and loving his brand new ZX6R Kawasaki which has uprated suspension and electronics for the 2015 season,” Niall said.

Mackenzie testing

The 19-year-old claims it was the dream start to his season.

He said: “My new bike feels absolutely awesome. We have new Ohlins suspension which is a big step forward from last year and I am physically stronger now so much more confident on the bike.

“Having the same team is fantastic as we work so well together. Roll on the first round at Donington Park on 6th April.”

Taylor was around two seconds down on he more experienced Superbike riders but the WD40 Team were more than happy as this was his very first outing on the 220bhp Kawasaki ZX10RR Superbike.

Mackenzie BSB testing


Taylor said: “Moving up to the Superbike class means I’m on a steep learning curve so I kept things simple at the test not changing the bike and just riding as much as possible.

“I made big steps forward from day one but had to give my bike respect as I have so much power to deal with now.

“I’l never complain about my bike being slow this year for sure! I had to gradually adjust my riding style to suit the bigger bike but by day four my confidence was growing every lap.

“I have a brilliant team and bike so will be working hard to deliver the results they deserve.”

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