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Mackenzie fit for BSB return at Knockhill

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McAMS Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie will be fit to take part in this weekend’s Bennetts British Superbike round at Knockhill after a big crash last time out at Brands.

Mackenzie lost the front going into Clark in qualifying and knocked himself out which meant he was unable to take part in Sunday’s double-header but means to make up for it at his sort-of home circuit.

“The crash at Brands Hatch was annoying really. We hadn’t put a foot wrong all weekend and I just caught the bump and down I went,” said Mackenzie.

“I approached the corner maybe a little differently and braked a bit earlier so maybe I had more lean angle, but that was it, down I went. It was really unlucky as I think we could have had two good races at Brands Hatch and that looked like it might have been a good lap too.

“I have taken it easy since the crash and I have been able to do a bit of light training but nothing high intensity so we can be ready for this weekend. I think what is even more annoying is missing out on points after having the best start to a season that I have had in several years.

We did have a brief test at Knockhill recently which was good until it rained, but that was good for me as I did struggle a bit there last time and at the test I matched the times I did last year fairly quickly so that was positive.

“I am looking forward to the weekend as Knockhill is one of those circuits where I have some really good memories; my first ever race was there, my first podium in Motostar was there, my first win in Superstock 600 and in Supersport so definitely some good highlights. Hopefully I can add something else to the list this weekend.”

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