Lexelle announces sponsorship of four top motorcycle racers


Lexelle Limited has announced sponsorship of four top motorcycle racers for 2013.

The company will be supporting Taylor and Tarran Mackenzie – sons of three-time British Superbike Champion Niall Mackenzie – exciting Scottish youngster Callum Bey and TT racing legend John McGuinness.

Taylor Mackenzie, 20, will compete in the 2013 British Supersport Championship for Tyco Suzuki after making his debut in 2012.

Taylor’s best performance came in the season finale at Brands Hatch where he finished in sixth place.

He said: “Last year I wasn’t sure what to expect in British Supersport but now that I’ve a year under my belt, my aim is to keep moving forward and hopefully be on the podium as soon as possible.”

His brother Tarran, 17, will remain with the Redline KTM team for another year to contest the Monster British Motostar series alongside his Red Bull Rookies duties.

Nicknamed ‘Taz’ the youngster raced for the Loughborough-based dealer in 2012 on the KTM RC125 two-stroke machine, achieving two podiums with a best of second place at his home round at Knockhill.

For 2013 he will graduate to the KTM RC250R – the production version of the Austrian firm’s Moto3 championship-winning machine as ridden by Sandro Cortese.

Tarran said: “Winning is my only goal in 2013. I’m very happy to be with Redline again for another shot at the British Motostar championship.”

At just 14, Callum Bey is one of the most exciting prospects in the BSB Motorstar Championship. In 2013, Callum will be racing for the RCD Motorsport Team under the watchful eye of former World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson and his father Mark.

Morcambe’s John McGuiness is a legend of the Isle of Man TT with 19 wins to his name. The 40-year-old Honda Legends Team member will be looking for his 20th victory in 2013.

John will also contest the Endurance World Championship and North West 200 with the Honda Legends team in 2013.

He said: “It will be my third year with the Legends team so I’m ready to get stuck in and hopefully get some more wins.”

John is expected to continue his relationship with the Padgetts Honda team for the Superstock and Supersport classes on the roads and in the National Superstock 1000cc Championship.