Dickies British Supersport champion starts brightly

Dickies British Supersport champion starts brightly

It’s six from six for defending Dickies British Supersport champion Tarran Mackenzie after he notched up another two wins on his McAMS Yamaha R6 at Oulton Park, over May Bank Holiday weekend, to maintain his 100% record at the top of the Dickies British Supersport Championship.

Mackenzie was made to work for his victories in round three, however, after starting the Dickies feature race on row two of the grid. At the green light, polesitter, EHA Racing Yamaha’s David Allingham, led Gearlink Kawasaki’s Andrew Irwin and Team Appleyard Macadam Racing Yamaha’s Keith Farmer into Old Hall and vied for the lead with Farmer – exchanging positions throughout the opening laps.

Down the field, though, Mackenzie started to pick off those in front of him and soon made it up to second-place behind Allingham, who had retaken the lead from Farmer. The reigning Dickies British Supersport champion bided his time during the 16-lap race until, brilliantly, he dived up the inside of Allingham to take the lead.

Once in-front, Mackenzie stretched his lead and won by 2.95 seconds, ahead of Allingham. Farmer suffered a late retirement, promoting Jack Kennedy, riding the GAC Logistics MV Agusta, to third spot on the podium.

Early race contender, Irwin, also put himself out of contention after sustaining bike trouble. Joe Francis, Ben Currie and Bjorn Estment completed the top-six respectively, with the South African rider, Estment, particularly impressing on the new Everquip Racing Yamaha.

At the front, though, Mackenzie now leads the Dickies British Supersport Championship with a maximum 150 points, ahead of Allingham and Currie on 96 and 79 points respectively.

The Dickies Rider of the Day award featured again; the nominees, selected on Twitter by Eurosport’s James Whitham, were BSB riders Shane Byrne, Glenn Irwin, Jason O’Hallorhan and Supersport rider David Allingham – with ‘Shakey’ Byrne receiving the title after accruing 38% of the vote.

The Dickies British Supersport Championship reconvenes at Scotland’s Knockhill circuit on the weekend between June 16 and 18, where Scottish-born Mackenzie will be favourite and aim to preserve his 100% record on home soil.

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