BSB: As The New Year Begins McAMS Yamaha Rider Tarran Mackenzie Gets into a New Fitness Routine Ready For His 2021 Season Campaign.
2020 Was Tarran Mackenzie’s Best Season To-date, Winning Two Races With a Further Four Podiums and Finishing his Season in fifth Place.
Tarran had a strong season in 2020, finishing in fifth place and was 52 points adrift from his team-mate Jason O’Halloran. The Ashby-De-La-Zouch rider was fortunate not to be hampered by any injuries last season like he has suffered with before in previous seasons.
Tarran started his racing career back in 2006 competing in Mini Motos. In 2009 he competed on a 125 cc machinery and enjoyed years riding across the Aprilia Superteens, British Motorstar and The Redbull Rookies Cup. In 2014 he took part in the National Superstock 600 Championship; where he finished 10th in 2014 and third in the 2015 season.
In 2016 he made his spectacular British Supersport debut, winning the Championship Title with five victories and a further 10 podium finishes. In 2017 Tarran started the season defending his title in the Supersport Class until he was called up to replace English rider Danny Kent in the Moto2 World Championship until the end of the season.
The 25-year-old returned to the British Superbike Paddock in 2018, joining the McAMS Yamaha Team. Over the next two years, he won his maiden race and accumulated a further eight podium finishes. Tarran likes to do riding and training at the same time during the off-season, he is lucky enough to have is own track at home, as he feels it’s very important to keep riding all year. With testing not getting under-way until April it may not be ideal for the riders but it gives the teams more time to prepare for the season ahead.
Tarran is relishing the three-race weekends, if things don’t go to his way during a race then he has another two races to bounce back and get a good result. The changes to qualifying in the 2021 season mix things up slightly for the riders, Tarren feels it’s good to have something new going into the new season and is hoping the new format will help him qualify in a higher position this year.
As the Showdown is brought back for the 2021 season, Tarran feels it will be interesting going into the last three rounds and feels it takes a little pressure off the riders if they have a poor result in one race, it might not cost the riders as much as it would have previously.
Tarran like his team-mate Jason O’Halloran feels like the Ducati’s will be their main competition, but there will be riders who want to bounce back after a disappointing previous season and quite a few riders have changed teams and manufacturers for the 2021 season.
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