McAMS Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie is adopting a race-by-race strategy for the final two Bennetts British Superbike rounds and is hoping to worry the podium many times in the next seven races.
Mackenzie’s season has been beset by injuries but he is still fifth in the championship chase, 13 points behind FS-3 Kawasaki’s Danny Buchan. The little Scotsman is confident with his setup for this weekend after top-five results last time out.
“We have a really good base setting for Donington and we didn’t have to change it over the weekend which was nice, so hopefully we can start with that and then just fine tune it. We have the extra two corners on the Grand Prix circuit but I don’t think it will change the setting of the bike a lot,” said Mackenzie.
“I had a solid start there before and was in the top five in the races, which was good so a bit of confidence is there knowing the bike worked well before. Obviously the weather can play a part, but after race one at Assen I felt like I gained a bit of confidence back. We haven’t had the past few rounds with injury and whatnot, so Donington and Brands are what is important now.
“I am just looking race by race and doing everything I can to be back on the podium. I just want to be back fighting at the front and I believe we can do that at both of the final two rounds. If I am back on the podium and fighting at the front, the championship and what happens there will look after itself.
“I want to end the season on a high and have a good feeling going into the winter and next season, especially staying with McAMS Yamaha next year. It has been a long time since the last time on the podium at Snetterton, so hopefully after such a strong start to the year, and what we have had in between, hopefully I can end the season on a high and get back up the front.”