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BSB: Mackenzie hoping to carry momentum into Oulton

Published: 13 September 2018

Tarran Mackenzie is keen to carry the momentum of his front-running pace at Silverstone through to the remaining three rounds of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

The McAMS Yamaha rider shot to the forefront to fight at the sharp end in all three races last weekend, bagging his debut BSB podium in race one and missing out on his debut victory by 0.075 seconds in race three. And, had he not crashed on oil left by Peter Hickman’s expired BMW on the last lap of race three, he’d have more than likely walked away with three rostrums from the three races.

“To be that close to winning my first BSB race is pretty special, especially when I’m fighting the likes of Leon who is at the top of his game at the minute,” Mackenzie said.

“We always said this would be a learning year. I didn’t have any particular goals but I had in the back of my mind that I’d love to get a podium. Hopefully we can now carry that momentum in to the next few rounds and even more so next year. Nothing is sorted yet but the plan is to stay with the McAMS Yamaha team as they’re mega and it would be nice to go at it with some experience on the same bike next year.”