Mackenzie pleased to be back in a Supersport scrap

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McAMS Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie took a hard-fought debut win for the team at Donington Park and said it was nice to be back in a Dickies British Supersport scrap after almost riding alone at the end of last year.

The reigning champion was caught in a seven-bike dust-up for the victory in Leicestershire and, after a couple of out-of-the-seat moments, the youngster took control with two laps to go.

“I forgot what a Supersport race is like. The last few rounds last year I raced around on my own really so it was a good way to start the season by getting a win. I had to start from ninth so I knew it would be tough coming through and I got to about third or fourth and I just sat there for a bit. I couldn’t get passed Andrew or Ben as they were so strong on the brakes,” he said.

“I had some moments everywhere so I thought sit behind them for one or two laps and then on the last three laps try and get by them. On the second to last lap I got into the lead and got my head down and put the perfect lap together. I am happy to get my first win for the Yamaha and my first with the team so hopefully we can continue.”

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