Taylor Mackenzie secures another top 10 for Tyco Suzuki


Taylor Mackenzie overcame technical problems to land his second top 10 for the Tyco Suzuki team in the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship at Oulton Park.

The Lexelle-sponsored rider suffered with braking issues in the 12-lap race on Sunday and had to settle for 13th place on his GSX-R600.

The 20-year-old admitted it was a tough day but came back stronger on Bank Holiday Monday to finish the 16-lap race in ninth position.

Taylor said: “Everyone worked hard to improve my bike for Monday so a big thanks to my mechanics Danny and Derek.

“I was still around 0.5s a lap off the front runners but I set my best ever lap times in the second race so we left satisfied that we are still moving forward.”

It leaves Mackenzie in 11th place in the overall championship standings but a few podium finishes would see him fly up the table.

Fellow Lexelle-sponsored rider John McGuinness put in a strong ride at to take 13th at round three of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000cc Championship.

Competing at his local circuit, John again proved his short circuit form is as good as ever which puts him in a very strong position heading towards the International road race meetings.

John said: “That’s probably been one of the most competitive Superstock weekend’s I’ve ever known and not only were the times quick, they were also incredibly close too. I’ve lapped quicker than I’ve ever gone on a Superstock bike around here so I have to be pleased with how I’m riding right now but it was tough out there.

“I’ve got some big meetings coming up and that was at the back of my mind but I was pleased with how I rode.

The lap times were good and I was the first non-Kawasaki rider to finish so it was good to get to the end and in the points.

“I always enjoy riding for Clive and the Padgetts team and the preparation for the North West 200 and TT has been spot on. I feel good and feel sharp so there are plenty of positives at the moment and I’m in a good frame of mind heading to the road races.”

John now switches his focus to the first International road race of the year with the North West 200 road races taking place on the roads linking Portstewart, Coleraine and Portrush from May 14-18.