Oulton BSB test: Mackenzie given all clear after red-flag crash

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Bennetts Suzuki’s Taylor Mackenzie is ‘alright’ after a big crash at Shell which brought out the red flags during the official MCE British Superbike test at Oulton Park.

The reigning Pirelli National Superstock 1000 champion was assessed at trackside but later given the all clear. Before the incident Mackenzie had been working on developing the GSX-R1000 and his crew had been focusing on the geometry.

“I just got caught up with another rider and I had to take avoiding action. I crashed into the barrier but I am alright,” said Mackenzie, speaking to Bikesportnews.com.

“We have still got quite a lot of work to do, we have been changing the geometry quite a lot and we will just keep chipping away. It has been good I am enjoying it. I am loving being back here and I will keep on working hard.”

But he was not the only Mackenzie to cause a red flag stoppage today, his younger brother and current Dickies British Supersport series leader and reigning champion Tarran Mackenzie crashed his McAMS Yamaha at Druids earlier in the day. Mackenzie dislocated his right pinkie finger, but his older brother told us that he is going to be fine.

“It has gone down to the bone where it has ground away, and it needs cleaning up and a couple of stitches but he will be fine.”

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