Taylor closing in on first Supersport podium

Taylor Mackenzie

Taylor Mackenzie

Taylor Mackenzie

Lexelle-sponsored Taylor Mackenzie recovered from crash in practice to post a seventh and fifth place finish in the BSB Supersport at Snetterton.

It was a disastrous start to the weekend for Taylor as he destroyed a bike in a 120mph crash during practice.
But he repaid the Tyco Suzuki team’s hard work with a seventh place in Saturday’s Supersport Sprint race and a season’s best fifth in Sunday’s feature race.

Taylor said: “Luckily I was unhurt in the crash but I was really sorry how much work I caused my mechanics.
“They basically built me a brand new bike – which doesn’t come cheap – but it felt great from the first laps out so I was able to push hard for good results.

“I set personal best lap and race times at Snetterton and moved up two places to 7th in the overall championship.

“I’m loving my Tyco Suzuki so can’t wait for Knockhill in two weeks’ time.

“At Snetterton I was also proud to wear a Karl Harris replica AGV helmet in the races in memory of my good friend that lost his life at the Isle of Man TT races this year.”

Younger brother Tarran only qualified in 29th after a technical issue in the Stock 600 class but stormed through to 12th place in the race.

He said: “I was pretty grumpy after my bad grid position but was determined to leave Snetterton on a high so after passing eight riders on the 1st lap I got my head down and passed riders on every lap until the end of the race.

“I also shaved 1.5 seconds off my best ever Snetterton lap so have to be happy with my race day form.

“I’ll be testing at Knockhill this week so should be in good shape for the next race up there in Scotland.”