Podium places at Snetterton for Mackenzie boys

Tarran Mackenzie at Snetterton

The weekend saw podium places for both Taylor and Tarran Mackenzie, consolidating their championship positions.

In the Pirelli Superstock 1000 class, Taylor raced at lap record pace to work his way up the field from sixth on the grid. While challenging Lee Jackson for second place, a minor mistake took him off the track to avoid a collision. But he recovered quickly to finish in third and maintain his second position in the championship.

Speaking afterwards, he commented: “Wow, what a race! Yet again, I’ve come to a circuit, and lapped faster than I’ve ever done before. Richard (Cooper) and the Suzuki combination were always going to be very difficult to beat at Snetterton. They topped every session throughout the weekend, and his qualifying time would have put him in 8th position on the Superbike grid, that’s how hard we are all pushing out there. Our race pace was much closer, and once I caught the leaders, Lee turned in a little bit earlier than I expected him to when I was passing him, so I had to take to the grass to avoid a collision. Obviously then I lost touch with the leaders, and third was the best I could get. Overall, I’m satisfied with the result, and how the weekend went.”

In the British Superbike Championship, Tarran had an impressive start, qualifying in second position for Race 1. He took the lead in the opening lap and held on until lap 6 when he was overtaken by Tommy Bridewell and Scott Redding. Bridewell crashed out shortly after and Tarran battled it out for second place with Josh Brookes. In the end, he crossed the line in third, achieving another spot on the podium.

There was less good news from Race 2. After a strong start, Tarran was chasing Tommy Bridewell for third when he crashed out on lap 11 and did not finish the race. Tarran now stands fourth in the championship.

The Lexelle-sponsored riders will next compete at Thruxton on 2nd – 4th August.