Another podium for Tarran Mackenzie at Snetterton

Tarran MacKenzie

Tarran Mackenzie Snetterton

Tarran Mackenzie Snetterton

Lexelle-sponsored rider Tarran Mackenzie recorded his best finish in the Superstock 600 class and set a new lap record in the 4th round of the British Superbike Championship.

The 19-year-old had great pace over all the practice sessions, eventually qualifying in third position on the front row of the grid.

In the race he made a clean start and was immediately fighting for the lead.

After a few laps, the championship leader Mason Law crashed out making it pretty much a two horse race with Tarran and Ben Currie exchanging positions all the way to the chequered flag.

Tarran set new lap records throughout the race but Ben squeezed past on the last lap to take the win.

The result leaves him in third place in the overall championship.

‘This is the closest I’ve been to winning in the Superstock 600 class so I’m happy with my riding and it was great to get a new lap record,” Tarran said.

“It was a satisfying weekend overall. I’ll be doing everything I can to find a way to win at the next round at Knockhill in Scotland in two weeks time.”

His brother Taylor started well with competitive lap times in practice but a small technical problem meant he missed some track time.  This then led to a crash while pushing too hard too early in an attempt to make up for lost time.

His start in race one was good but a steering damper issue forced him to retire as it was too dangerous to continue.

In race two he made an even better start but a freak mechanical problem caused the bike to catch fire  forcing Taylor to jump off the machine on the infield section of the circuit.

Tarran Mackenzie Snetterton

“I’ve had better weekends but this is racing so I have to pick myself up and come out fighting at the next round,” Taylor said.

“The WD40 Team are fantastic and are as devastated as me when things go wrong. I’ve never had a bike go up in a ball of flames under me before so that was a new experience but not one I want to repeat in the near future!

“It is always onwards and upwards so I’m already looking forward to the next round at Knockhill in Scotland – one of my favourite circuits on the BSB calendar.”