Taylor Mackenzie maintains championship lead after Cadwell podium

Taylor Cadwell

Lexelle-sponsored Taylor Mackenzie took a step closer to the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship with a solid second place finish at Cadwell Park.

Taylor holds a 23 point lead over rival Ian Hutchinson with three rounds of the British Superbike Championship to go.

He finished 2nd in his fifteen lap race after qualifying on the front row of the grid.

Hutchinson took the chequered flag to gain five points on Taylor but the team remain confident heading into the final three races.

Taylor Cadwell
“I was really happy with our work as a team once again at the weekend,” Taylor said.

“We took a solid 20 points at a very challenging circuit which puts us in a strong position going into the last three rounds.

“Oulton Park, Donington Park and Brands Hatch were three of our best rounds from earlier in the year so I’m already looking forward to getting back out there two weeks time.”

His brother and fellow Lexelle-sponsored rider Tarran slipped into second place in the 2016 Dickies British Supersport Championship but is just three points off top spot.

Tarran struggled to find a good suspension set up on his Kawasaki at the narrow technical circuit, however, he still left with decent championship points and a much better understanding of how to get the best from his ZX6 Kawasaki.

Tarran Cadwell

“I had a very tough weekend at Cadwell Park with 9th and 5th place finishes,” he said.

“As a team we were trying hard each session to improve the bike and we did make some progress throughout the weekend.

“We were much closer by the last race but unfortunately the podium was out of reach for me at this event.

“It was a damage limitation weekend but I’ve crashed there in the previous past three years so I have to be happy!

“I’ve dropped to 2nd in the championship but only three points behind so I’ll work super hard to come back at Oulton Park and be fighting for wins!”

The 10th round of the British Superbike Championship takes place at Donnington Park from September 16-18.