Tarran Mackenzie ends season on a high with Brands Hatch win

Tarran Mackenzie Brands Hatch

Lexelle-sponsored Tarran Mackenzie finished his season with a win at Brands Hatch to end up in third place in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship.

Tarran carved through the field with style to score his fourth win of the season and, on the whole, thinks it has been a positive year.

Tarran Mackenzie Brands Hatch

Tarran Mackenzie Brands Hatch

“Since being taken out at the last round I’ve been planning to finish the season off with another win,” he said.

“I’ve worked hard to be one of the strongest riders in my class and it has paid off as I’ve been able to run at front from the second race of the season.

“Winning at Brands Hatch was special as I fluffed the start and had to fight back from eighth on the first lap.

“Last year I went into the off season after crashing, so this is a much better feeling.

“I only finished third overall in the championship but I’ve had four wins, pole positions and lap records in 2015 so I’m very satisfied with my progress.

“My future plans are unclear at the moment but should I find the funding I’d love to move up to the Motorpoint British Supersport 600 Championship in 2016.

“I’d like to thank the Stauff Connect Academy WD40 Team, all my personal sponsors and Kawasaki for giving me an amazing season.

His brother and fellow Lexelle-sponsored rider Taylor matched his best result with his strongest performance on the Superbike this year.

“Anyone that has followed my season will know it has been a disaster, mainly due to bad luck and a raft of technical problems,” Taylor said.

Taylor Mackenzie Brands Hatch

Taylor Mackenzie Brands Hatch

“That said, I’ve still learned loads in my rookie Superbike year and the tough times have only made me more determined and stronger.

“Brands Hatch was typical of my season as an engine failure on Saturday saw me side lined once again, however, Sunday turned out to be my best day of the whole year.

“I finished 19th in the first race but my bike ran well in race two which gave me confidence to push much harder, giving me 16th place at the chequered flag.

“Thankfully, I’m going into the off season confident I can get me career back on track next year.

“I have to thank everyone that stuck by me and the WD40 Team for dong their best throughout the year. Watch this space for my 2016 plans!”

Dad Niall, a former British Superbike Champion, added: “So we came back from Brands very up beat and ready to work hard on putting plans in place for a competitive 2016 season.

“Our loyal sponsors and supporters have once again provided great opportunities in the sport we love and for this we are always grateful.”