Tarran pipped at the post at Thruxton

Tarran Mackenzie Thruxton

Lexelle-sponsored Tarran Mackenzie gained ground on the 600 Superstock championship leaders in the seventh round of the British Superbike Championship at the Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire.

Tarran Mackenzie Thruxton

Tarran Mackenzie

 

On the back of two wins, Tarran continued his great form recent throughout practice eventually finishing  second on the grid, just a few hundredths off the pole time set by Bradley Ray.
He made a great start and went on to lead every lap of the race but the championship leader Mason Law managed to squeeze past at the final corner to take the win.
“I went to Thruxton feeling confident that I could fight for another win,” Tarran said.
“Everything was going to plan but Mason put a great last lap together and caught me out at the final chicane.
“I was really disappointed but I’ve learnt an important lesson so hopefully I won’t get caught out again.
“It wasn’t all bad though as I’ve now closed the gap to second place in the championship to four points.  I’ll be reminding myself of my mistake every day when I’m training and will come back even stronger.”
After losing time with a gearbox failure in practice, brother Taylor qualified at the back of the grid in 29th position for the Superbike races.
Taylor Mackenzie Thruxton

Taylor Mackenzie

As always, both races were extremely tough but with help from a few crashes and break downs he made his way through the field to finish 16th each time.
“I can’t explain how tough Thruxton was,” Taylor said.
“It felt like a super-fast hideous fairground ride so most of the time I was just hanging on tight and hoping to stay on board.
“The British Superbike Championship is ridiculously competitive this year so I was happy to survive the weekend and post my best results of the season so far.
“The WD40 Team work so hard to help me so I’m happy that we are making progress every weekend.”