MACKEN­ZIE WINS STOCK 1000 CHAMPIONSHIP

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Tay­lor Macken­zie was crowned Pirelli Na­tional Su­per­stock 1000 Cham­pion after a dom­i­nant dis­play on­board his Build­base BMW saw him take his sixth vic­tory of the season.

With the stock se­ries not visit­ing As­sen in two weeks’ time, Macken­zie needed to fin­ish ahead of Tyco BMW’S Ian Hutchin­son to se­cure the crown with one round to spare and he did it in style to take a new lap record on his way to a com­mand­ing win over Michael Rut­ter with Hutchin­son in third.

The 23-year-old now has his sights set on a re­turn to the Su­per­bike class where he hopes to prove him­self after a dif­fi­cult season in 2015.

“It was a long hard fight and I’ve been work­ing for this since Jan­uary and my team have done an in­cred­i­ble job all year,” he told MCN.

“The whole rea­son I did this was to show ev­ery­one what I’m ca­pa­ble of. This year has re­ally turned my ca­reer around. I hope I’ve shown I can be quick by win­ning the ti­tle this year. Su­per­bikes is where I want to be and now I can fo­cus on get­ting there.”

The ti­tle came al­most 20 years to the day since his Dad, Niall, won his first Bri­tish Su­per­bike ti­tle at the same cir­cuit in 1996.

Speak­ing to MCN, Macken­zie se­nior said: “It’s sur­real, it’s so close to how I won my first ti­tle on a sunny day at Don­ing­ton when Tay­lor was three years old! I have to say, I’ve had ten times more pres­sure think­ing about this then I ever had about any of my own re­sults!”

‘It’s so close to how I won my first ti­tle when Tay­lor was three’ NIALL MACKEN­ZIE

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