Lexelle Ltd are proud sponsors of British Superbike stars Taylor and Tarran Mackenzie, both sons of the British Superbike Champion Niall Mackenzie. We recently caught up with Taylor Mackenzie and here he shares his update with Lexelle.
As we are now well out of the festive slumbers and into the slightly extended British Superbike off-season we thought it would be a perfect time to kick off the new year with a monthly blog to keep Lexelle customers up to date with our progress. The 2021 series was due to get underway on the first weekend of May, it has since been put back to the end of the month to hopefully give the event the best chance of running with a crowd in attendance.
With the current global restrictions there will be no testing until the official BSB testing gets underway across four UK circuits in April. Which gives us extra time to prepare for the season ahead.
The first exciting news for the season ahead was the announcement that Tarran has resigned with McAms Yamaha for the 2021 season, his 5th season with the team! After 2 race wins and 5th in the championship standings 2020 shaped up to be his best ever season in the Championship. The only way is up and Tarran has his eyes set on winning the championship this year.
Unfortunately, due to breaking my leg in the first lockdown which seems like a lifetime ago I had an unfortunate 2020 season leaving me without a ride for 2021. Ever the optimist, I used my spare time during the unusually long off-season to create a Youtube channel, providing all the bike related videos a bike fan could ever wish for. Through my Youtube channel I recently launched a campaign called ‘YouRace’. YouRace is a community that brings BSB fans from around the globe together to gain a real insight into what life is really like for a bike racer. With the main focus of helping me get back on the grid for the 2021 season. I don’t currently have any news on a ride for the upcoming season but I’m remaining positive and there’s a few potential teams interested.
Both of us have teamed up with Loughborough University to fine tune our training plans and get in the best physical shape possible to take the fight to the track. After breaking my leg and tearing my MCL ligament in my right knee it’s been a fairly lengthy recovery process for me. I wasn’t able to fully straighten or bend my leg for four months which left me with a lot of muscle wastage so it’s taken some time for me to gain full movement and strength in my leg again. Tarran has been building on his progress from last year and is feeling in really good shape for the upcoming season.
With the lack of testing we are trying to spend as much time as possible on motorbikes on our dirt track that we use for training, which is proving to be difficult during the winter months.
With limited positive news in the world at the moment we’re very excited to be looking forward to the year ahead with racing getting underway and some normality returning to our lives. We’ll be sure to have further updates in the coming months, hopefully with a ride announcement from me too.