Tyco Suzuki’s Taylor Mackenzie raced to a top-six finish at the weekend’s Oulton Park British Supersport Championship opening race from row four on the grid.
The 21-year-old had struggled with set-up during qualifying but came through the pack to kick-start his season after a tough opening round at Brands Hatch Indy a fortnight ago.
The Ashby based rider, who started from 10th place in Monday’s 16-lap encounter – where he finished 10th - said: “Yeah I have to be happy with that. I made a good start but got run wide by James Rispoli early-on and dropped behind him, Luke Hedger and Callan Cooper.
“I got my head down and got into a good rhythm in the last few laps, setting my fastest lap on lap 10 of 12. We moved-up two places on the grid for Monday’s second race, so it’s a matter of getting a good start and trying to hang-on to the main group.”