McAMS Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie will attempt to ride at a Cadwell Park Bennetts British Superbike test on Thursday to gauge if his recently-fractured wrist can withstand a weekend’s riding.
Mackenzie crashed heavily at Thruxton last time out and although doctors are happy with the progress made, the youngster had to judge for himself whether he is anything like strong enough for the Lincolnshire track’s demands.
“I saw a specialist on the Monday after Thruxton who said I could have a screw put in the fracture, which I had done on Thursday,” said Mackenzie.
“The latest X-ray shows that’s all gone in nicely and the wrist itself feels pretty strong, but it’s fine saying that sat on the sofa, riding a Superbike around Cadwell Park might be a bit different.
I will try and ride in Thursday’s private test, see how it feels and go from there. It would be nice to see if we can get a few points for the Showdown, but we need to take each day as it comes.
“There are a couple more days until the test, so that’s more healing time and I’ll keep having physio so fingers crossed.”
Team boss Steve Rodgers says there is no pressure on Mackenzie to ride but there will also be no replacement waiting in the wings.
“Fair play to Tarran for wanting to ride less than two weeks after breaking his wrist, but there is no pressure from our side - if it’s not right on Thursday he won’t ride the rest of the weekend. As the plan is for Tarran to ride, there will be no replacement if it turns out he can’t.”