Home hero Tarran Mackenzie has admitted he was happy enough to come away from his local round with a podium credit after crashing out of contention for the win this morning.
McAMS Yamaha’s only finisher this weekend had been battling with Danny Buchan for victory in race one today before the rear of his R1 stepped out at Clarks and tossed him over the high side.
But while his team-mate Jason O’Halloran suffered two DNFs in a row thanks to bike issues, Mackenzie rebounded in race two to cross the line second after another early battle with Buchan and Tommy Bridewell.
The pint-sized Scotsman believes he made the best of a mixed weekend and following his big crash last time out at Brands, he’s content leaving Knockhill with 20 points from the second race.
“If I couldn’t win, I just wanted to be as close to the front as possible,” Mackenzie admitted. “I was probably rushing at the start when I needed to just pace myself and get into a rhythm.
“I think Scott got past Danny then Danny made a mistake, and I tried getting past him and nearly crashed again. After that, I had a couple moments down the back straight.
“I kept knocking the pads back and then Tommy passed me. But once I got past Tommy I got into a rhythm and started to put a solid pace together.
“It got cut short at the end but I was more than happy with second after crashing this morning. I was really annoyed for doing that so to end with a second place and another podium, especially after Brands Hatch, I couldn’t ask for much more.”