Donington Park success for Mackenzie brothers

Taylor Mackenzie

Taylor Mackenzie

Taylor Mackenzie

 

Lexelle-sponsored Taylor Mackenzie produced his best ever display in Tyco Suzuki livery with a fine fifth place in the second of the British Supersport races at Donington Park.

He now holds ninth place in the championship standings after nine round of the twelve round series.

Starting from eighth place on the grid, 20-year-old Mackenzie worked his way past some more experienced riders and was rapidly closing down current champion Glen Richards when the red flags were deployed after 14 of the scheduled 18 laps.

Such was his pace, he also set the fourth fastest lap of the race, giving him great confidence going to Assen in two weeks’ time.

Taylor said: “The whole team have been working so hard over the last few race weekends to get us where we are now.

We took a step backwards at Cadwell Park to take two forwards, but it was definitely worth it as my GSX-R600 is working better than ever now.

“The next three tracks really suit my riding style so I can’t wait to get stuck in. To have the fourth fastest lap of the race and come home only five seconds behind the winner shows the progress we’ve made so I just want to keep carrying that forward now until the end of the season.”

Brother Tarran had another successful outing in the Moto3 class setting a new lap record and gaining points on the championship leader with a second place finish.

Tarran said: “I thought I had the race in the bag but a backmarker at the last corner on the last lap caused me to run wide so I was out dragged to the line by Jordan Weaving, missing out on winning by 0.2 seconds.

“My riding improved again as I rode hard all race breaking the lap record three times in the process. My Redline KTM feels better than ever so I’m ready for another fight at Assen in two weeks time.

“I’m now packing my bags as we will be driving down to Misano in Italy for the Red Bull Rookie race at the Italian Moto GP round next weekend”

Fellow Lexelle rider Callum Bey continued his good season with a third place finish in the 125GP class to sit just 10 points off second place in the overall championship.