British Superbike Championship: Tarran Mackenzie flies into barriers in nasty crash on final day of the season at Brands Hatch

14 Oct

Wet conditions at Brands Hatch caused chaos in the British Superbike Championship.

During the warm up for the final races of the season, Tarran Mackenzie was launched from his bike and into the barriers.

The 22-year-old Yamaha rider spiralled out of control and wrecked his bike at turn two, which ruled him out of the day.

“Yeah, I had a bit of an off in the warm-up unfortunately,” he told EuroSport.

“It just caught me out a little bit, I probably had a bit too much lean angle than the lap before and unfortunately went down.

“I feel alright in myself. I don’t feel great, a bit stiff.

“I could have ridden I think, but the bike is totally destroyed so it’s a big ask for the boys to rebuild it in time for race one.

“And then race two I would have had to start at the back of the grid, so the team said let’s call it a day.

The 22-year-old Yamaha rider walked away from the scene as medics rushed over

“Unfortunate way to end the season but yesterday was really good to get my fourth podium.

“I’ve had an awesome season so far, I expected to get one podium but to get four is more than I expected.

“I will try and get my first win next year.”

Mackenzie crashed during the warm up at Brands Hatch, which ruled him out

Crashes came thick and fast at Race 2 at Brands Hatch during the 20 laps, with stewards having to take cover when one bike flew into the air and over the barrier.