What a weekend!
We have just come off the phone with Niall Mackenzie – Yamaha’s 3 times British Superbike Champion 1996 – 1998. Niall is ecstatic at the performances of his sons Taylor and Tarran at Donington this weekend – “Chips off the old block!”
Let’s start with Taylor – pictured below riding in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship – he has had a difficult season plagued with technical issues. But he feels at home at Donington and he showed his class yesterday! He qualified badly on the back of the grid, but he got going; everything felt good; the rest of the race was a blur and then the chequered flag was right in front of him – a win and his best result since September at Snetterton. He is probably still sleeping off the celebrations – well done Taylor!
Next to Tarran – riding in the Bennetts BSB Championship he took McAms Yamaha’s 18th victory of the season with an amazing performance in the second race of the weekend on Sunday in classic style to lead the Championship Shootout by 10 Vital Points. Just look at that focus – nothing was going to stop the win!
The series will conclude at Brands Hatch in two weeks time – we are on the edge of our seats!