Lexelle-sponsored rider Tarran Mackenzie has signed with Team WD-40 for the 2014 season and will race in the National Superstock 600 class.
Tarran finished in second place in in the Monster Energy Motostar Championship last year.
It was an impressive season for the youngster with three wins and four pole positions – finishing on the podium in each of the 10 races which he finished.
But Tarran has decided to move up from Moto3 to 600cc and insists he is not aiming to simply make up the numbers.
He said: ““It was a hard decision to make between riding in Moto3 or moving up to the 600cc, but I am really looking forward to joining Team WD-40 and the new challenges in taking the next step this year. I want to be at the front and will be aiming for the podium!”
Tarran Mackenzie riding the #40 ZX6 becomes the 3rd member of the WD-40 team alongside Ben Young in the 1000 Superstock and Barry Burrell in the premier Superbike class.
A Team WD-40 spokesman said: “The Team have some experience of this promising young rider from last year, where he battled for the top spot heroically. His skill, professionalism and cheeky smile made him the number one choice to join the team in the National Superstock 600.”
Team owner Brent Gladwin added: “We are a relatively young team in the British Championship paddock but with the success of 2013 behind us we have big ambitions for the future. We have taken our time to announce our completed line up and we are pleased that we can now confirm our 2014 team.
“With our three riders, we have a perfect combination of experience, determination and tenacity. Team WD-40 has a strong package with the Kawasaki’s and our loyal partners, so I am delighted with how we are kicking off for 2014 and we are looking forward to another great season of racing.”