Ten podiums for Taz and top-ten for Taylor

Tarran Mackenzie Red Bull Rookies

Tarran Mackenzie

Tarran Mackenzie

 

Lexelle- sponsored Tarran Mackenzie grabbed his 10th podium finish of the season to secure the runner-up spot in the Monster Energy Motostar Championship.

In very wet conditions, Tarran finished in third place at Brands Hatch on Sunday which saw him beat Joe Irving into second place by just three points.

Irving finished second in the final race of the season but it wasn’t enough to overtake the KTM Redline rider.

The result marked an impressive season for Tarran with three wins and four pole positions – finishing on the podium in each of the 10 races which he finished.

Tarran said: ” My plan was to do everything I could to win the last round but I had some scary moments in the opening laps in the atrocious weather and so nearly crashed.  I also saw few riders go down so I didn’t want to risk dropping down the championship table.

“I was relieved to eventually finish third in the race and maintain my 100% record of podium finishes.  I have never featured anywhere in a British Championship before so taking four pole positions, three wins and a lap record on my Redline KTM adds up to a successful season for me.

“My sponsors and family have had an expensive year so I can’t thank them enough for their support.  My future racing plans are unclear at the moment but I’ll be working hard now throughout the winter to to make sure I’m back on the grid stronger and faster in 2014.”
Taylor Mackenzie

Taylor Mackenzie

It was a bitter-sweet afternoon for his brother Taylor who finished the opening British Supersport race in ninth position.

Then crashed out while in second place in the second race. The result meant Taylor finished in 10th place in the overall Championship riding the Tyco Suzuki GSX-R600

He said: ““I was second in warm up on Sunday morning which gave confidence for the race and the plan was to finish the season and have a good dig.

“I got a really good start and went round the outside of O’Halloran and when I got to the front, I felt really comfortable in second place. Even when Cooper was on the front I felt comfortable and was confident I could go with him, but I just out-braked myself a little bit.

“It was damp off line and I lost the front, but all in all it’s been a good weekend. I’ve really enjoyed riding the GSX-R600 this season in a year when the Supersport class has been really tough. Hopefully we can do it all again next year.”

John McGuinness finished in 18th position in a rare outing for Padgetts Honda in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship.

To view all the final standings and race results from the 2013 season click here