After many rumors about his possible arrival in the World Championship, today it was the official announcement: next season, British Superbike Champion Tarran Mackenzie to stay on to defend title with McAMS Yamaha. Although rumors have been circulating for several weeks now, in addition to leaving his history # 95 to move to # 1 – like what happened in the last race at Brands Hatch – his renewal will give him the opportunity to compete with several wild cards in the World Superbike.
Eyes on 2023
As he failed to find an important place in World Superbike, the 26-year-old has decided to continue his relationship with the team led by Steve Rodgers, with a view to 2022. A fairly ambitious project which, on the one hand, will allow him to save this year’s feat in the premier class while, on the other hand, it will allow him to run with a series of wild cards in the World Championship, in preparation for a probable full-time appointment from 2023.
“I’m really happy to stay with McAMS Yamaha in the British Superbike,”Said Tarran Mackenzie. “There is no doubt that the YZF-R1 is the most competitive bike ever, as evidenced by the fact that Jason and I have won twenty-one out of thirty-three races this season. Also, I already know that there will be innovations from a technical point of view, as a result of our recent visit to Yamaha Racing headquarters in Italy. I made no secret of the fact that I would also like to participate in the World Championship, so I have to thank Steve Rodgers, the team and Yamaha for the opportunity of several wild cards in World Superbike next year.. “