MACKENZIE BATTLES TO SIXTH IN SUPERSPORT SPRINT RACEMay 5, 2014
British Superbike Championship – Round 2, Oulton Park
Taylor Mackenzie salvaged a top six finish in today’s opening British Supersport race during the Bank Holiday meeting at Oulton Park in Cheshire from row four on the grid.
The 21-year-old had struggled with set-up during qualifying but came through from the fourth row of the grid to kick-start his season after a tough opening round at Brands Hatch Indy a fortnight ago.
The Ashby based rider, who will start from tenth place on row four of the grid in tomorrow’s 16-lap encounter said afterwards: “Yeah I have to be happy with that. I made a good start but got run wide by Rispoli early on and dropped behind him, Luke Hedger and Callan Cooper.
“I got my head down and got into a good rhythm in the last few laps, setting my fastest lap on lap ten of twelve. We move up two places on the grid for tomorrow’s second race, so it’s a matter of getting a good start and trying to hang on to the main group.”
Mackenzie’s British Superbike team-mates John Hopkins and Josh Waters will start tomorrow’s opening BSB race from row five in thirteenth and fifteenth respectively.
British Supersport Race 1
Winner: Billy McConnell [Triumph] 19min 48.318sec; 2nd – Luke Stapleford [Triumph] +5.278sec; 3rd – Glenn Irwin [Kawasaki] +7.095sec; 4th – Luke Jones [Triumph] +8.304sec; 5th – Jake Dixon [Yamaha] +11.228sec; 6th – Taylor Mackenzie [Tyco Suzuki] +19.969sec
1.30pm: British Superbike Race 1 [18 laps]
3.40pm: British Supersport Race 2 [16 laps]
4.30pm: British Superbike Race 2 [18 laps]
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