Lexelle-sponsored rider Taylor Mackenzie celebrated the greatest moment of his career so far as he clinched the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championship with a win at Donington Park.
It was a tense weekend for Taylor as along with the championship being in sight he also had to deal with penalties imposed after his scuffle with Ian Hutchinson at Oulton Park.
Taylor accepted the two penalty point punishment imposed on his licence but Ian’s team then appealed this decision as being too lenient, so Taylor was given a further 6 place grid penalty.
Ian Hutchinson qualified in 7th position which put him next to Taylor on the grid.
The race was particularly hectic but Taylor soon got to the front before it was stopped when a rider was seriously injured.
On the restart Taylor led faultlessly from start to finish setting a new lap record along the way.
Ian Hutchinson finished third putting the championship out of his reach with only Brands Hatch left on the calendar.
“Winning the Pirelli National Superstock series is undoubtably the highlight of my career,” Taylor said.
“I actually quite enjoyed the extra pressure at the weekend as it seemed to focus me on the task in hand.
“After the fuss at the last round I was more determined than ever to prove I was the best and fastest rider in the championship.
“Clinching it at my home round in front of family and friends was very special, especially as I won again and set a new lap record along the way.
“Thanks to everyone, especially Buildbase BMW for giving me the opportunity to put my career back on track.”
Brother and fellow Lexelle-sponsored rider Tarran also had a great weekend re-taking and then extending his Supersport 600 championship lead to eight points.
After qualifying fourth on the grid for both races he fought with a number of previous race winners to come home both times in second place. “
“I’m very happy with the progress I made over the weekend, securing two 2nd places as well as the championship lead was awesome,” Tarran said.
“I had to race hard and very close to the limit all weekend but that’s the way I like it! With two rounds left I’m feeling very confident that I can finish the season with strong results.”
The next round takes place at Assen on September 30 – October 2.