BSB: Tarran Mackenzie Mirrors His Dad’s Championship Title Win 25 Years On.
Tarran Mackenzie Takes The 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship Title By Doing The Triple At The Final Round.
Scotland born rider 25-year-old Tarran Mackenzie lifted the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Title Trophy at Brands Hatch, Tarran sealed the Championship after winning the second Race of the weekend, it was a very close fought out battle between Tarran and Tommy Bridewell, the two riders exchanged positions through out the race but it was Tarran who crossed the finish line in first position and took the Championship Title.
It was even more special for the Mackenzie family as it was exactly 25-years since Tarran’s father Niall Mackenzie was crowned the British Superbike Champion after a hard fought battle with his team-mate James Whitam, a very similar situation to Tarran and his 2021 team-mate Jason O’Halloran.
Tarran has claimed 10 victories with a further nine podiums this season, he didn’t get his first win until Round Three at Brands Hatch, from then on Tarran was at the sharp end fighting for the race wins and valuable podium credits.
Tarran started his racing career back in 2006 competing on a Mini Moto. In 2009 he made the jump up-to 125cc machinery and competed in the Aprilia Superteens, British Motostar and the Red Bull Rookies Cup.
A couple of seasons later Tarran made the switch to the British Championship, riding in the National Superstock 600 Championship, he finished in tenth in 2014 and third in 2015.
For 2016 Tarran moved to the British Supersport Class, it proved to be a very successful first season in the class as he claimed five victories and a further ten podium finishes and went on to win the Championship title. Tarran remained in the Supersport Class for 2017, he was dominating the class yet again. After six races into the season Tarran was offered the opportunity to replace British rider Danny Kent in the Moto2 World Championship, Tarran relished the switch of Championships and completed the rest of the season in the Moto2 Class.
He returned back to British soil in 2018 riding in the British Superbike Championship for McAMS Yamaha, in the latter half of the season he claimed four podium finishes. He remained with the team for 2019, getting into the all-important Showdown, where Tarran claimed his first Superbike race victory and ended the season in fifth place in the standings.
2020 saw Tarran win two races with a further four podium finishes and he finished fifth again in the Championship standings.
Tarran finished his 2021 season winning the British Superbike Title, winning it is style doing the treble at the season finale at the Kent circuit of Brands Hatch. The Ashby-de-la-Zouch rider has yet to confirm what his 2022 season plans are, there could be a switch to World Superbikes or we could see Tarran defending his maiden Superbike Title on British soil.
Featured Images: Full Factory Superbike Photography, DoubleRed Photography, Flickr, Lexelle.com, McAMS Yamaha.