After a partnership spanning six seasons, McAMS Yamaha and Tarran Mackenzie will bid farewell to one another as the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Champion heads for pastures new for 2023.
Mackenzie won 16 races in his five years with McAMS Yamaha in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, finishing on the podium 43 times with the Raceways Motorcycles-run effort.
First joining the team in 2017 in the British Supersport class, Mackenzie won the first six races of the season aboard his McAMS Yamaha R6 and continued to build momentum with the team.
In 2021, with 10 victories and 19 podiums, Mackenzie won the Bennetts British Superbike Championship for McAMS Yamaha. Returning in 2022 as defending champion, there were high hopes for Mackenzie but an injury blighted campaign put pay to any title defence.
With Mackenzie moving on, McAMS Yamaha will have a new-look line-up in 2023 for the first time in four seasons with Jason O’Halloran’s new teammate to be confirmed shortly.
Team Principal Steve Rodgers commented: “I’ve known and supported Tarran since the early stages of his career, so we are sad to see him move on for 2023 but wish him all the best in his next steps. It’s been an incredible six years and we’re incredibly proud of what he has achieved as part of this team.
“It’s been a whirlwind few years with a lot of highs and some lows, but regardless of the situation, Tarran’s speed and sheer tenacity can never be questioned. He’s one of the most talented, fearless riders to have ridden in BSB in recent times and it’s been a privilege to work with him for so long and we genuinely wish him every success in the future.”