BSB: McAMS Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie Becomes the Third Different Race Winner of a Hectic Race at Donington Park

Published on October 4, 2020
By Dawn Hammersley

Mackenzie steals team mate’s Jason O’Halloran’s thunder by winning race three, which gives the him an outside chance of taking the championship.

VisionTrack Ducati‘s Josh Brookes got the holeshot into Redgate with Oxford Products Racing Ducati‘s Tommy Bridewell in a strong second place, but it was short lived for the Wiltshire rider, as he had to pull in on Lap Seven with a technical problem, meaning Bridewell is officially out of the championship race.

RAF Regular And Reserve Kawasaki‘s Ryan Vickers race was short lived as he crashed out at Redgate on Lap One, having clipped the Honda’s bike of Andrew Irwin, causing a few riders to be put off their pace – especially Rapid Fulfillments FS 3 Kawasaki‘s Danny Buchan, who finished the race in 12th place.

By lap five, it was an eight-way train from Brookes to Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW‘s Luke Mossey. McAMS‘ Jason O’Halloran was struggling with the pace of the race, which was made even worse when he clipped Ducati‘s Christian Iddon’s bike, meaning he finished the race in eighth place; leaving the Australian in fourth place in the champion standings with 206 points, 19 points adrift from championship leader Brookes.

Honda‘s Glenn Irwin snatched the lead from Brookes on Lap 10, which distracted the Australian as McAMS‘ Mackenzie then took second place from him, putting him into third position. A very aggressive Tarran then took the lead at Coppice on Lap 12 from Glenn, staying at the front to take his second win of the season so far.

Donington Park has thrown some ups and downs for the BSB riders this weekend, Buildbase Suzuki‘s Gino Rea had a breakthrough weekend with three Top Six finishes, PR Racinglloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad BMW‘s Joe Francis had a strong weekend too finishing tenth in the last race.

The Bennetts British Superbikes championship heads to Kent’s Brands Hatch in two weekends time, where the new Champion will be crowned. With five riders in the title chase, who will be holding the Trophy aloft and win the 2020 BSB title?

Featured Image: Tarran Mackenzie


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