Mackenzie gets first domestic taste of 2020 Yamaha BSB R1

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McAMS Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie yesterday got his first domestic taste of the 2020 Yamaha R1 he will race in this year’s truncated Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

The little Scotsman completed 80 laps of Knockhill - which will not host a round of the series this season - Mackenzie was pleased with how quickly he got back up to speed and felt strong on the bike after a long break from the Spanish tests earlier this year.

“Today was pretty good. I did some laps on my practice bike to get my head in the game and then at lunch time we headed out on the Superbike for the first time, which was good to get my brain back up to speed,” said Mackenzie.

“The bike was very similar to what we ran at Knockhill last year and it felt really good, everything was pretty plain sailing and it all seemed to work well which is great considering we’ve all been on hold for four months.

“I did 80 laps in the end, which I was pretty pleased with as even though the rain ended the day early, I had a good feeling on the bike so I’m looking forward to getting back out in the next few weeks.”