Oulton BSB: Mackenzie keeps joint series lead after tough weekend

McAMS Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie didn’t have the strongest weekend at the Oulton Bennetts British Superbike round but came away with the joint series lead which he shares with Tommy Bridewell.

Mackenzie struggled to muscle the 220bhp R1 around the rollercoaster track but managed to land some points and retain the provisional number one spot, albeit with Bridewell jumping into the spotlight too.

“It’s been a tricky weekend, race one was difficult as I out braked myself into Lodge on the first lap, making it hard work for myself as I re-joined 17th,” said the little Scotsman.

“I managed to finish eighth which wasn’t too bad and then had a better starting position in race two. I got stuck behind a rider for a bit too long, two or three laps, but once I got past I managed to chase after Jason, Christian and Scott and finally caught Scott, but I was a little bit too late to take fourth.

“Fifth place doesn’t sound great, but after the weekend I’ve had I’m happy with that. We’ve got a good feeling on the bike and I’m looking forward to my home round in a couple of weeks’ time.”

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