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Thruxton BSB: Mackenzie back to winning ways in Stock 1000

Buildbase BMW’s Taylor Mackenzie asserted his dominance in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championship once again, after holding off late pressure from Keith Farmer and Josh Elliott.

Mackenzie took the holeshot and looked certain to clear off into the distance as he has so many times this year, but Tyco BMW’s Ian Hutchinson was able to close him down and get past the Scotsman, halting his charge.

Elliott got a terrible start from the front row but eventually fought his way back through to eventually get himself to the front of the field, diving past Mackenzie and his teammate Hutchinson.


But back came Mackenzie, squeezing his way past Elliott on the brakes into Campbell with Elliott unable to reply. Farmer was having a fairly uneventful race, clearly conserving his tyres and his plan was nearly executed perfectly.

On the final lap of the race he dived past Hutchinson to third, and then Elliott to second and was closing in on Mackenzie for the lead, but as the leading group exited Church corner on the last lap, Farmer had a minor slide allowing the pure power of the BMW and Mackenzie to drive clear and to the chequered flag.

His fourth win of the year, it allowed Mackenzie to extend his championship lead to 23 points over Hutchinson, who came across the line in fourth.

Completing the podium were Keith Farmer aboard his Quay Garage Honda and Tyco BMW’s Josh Elliott.

Bathams BMW’s Michael Rutter managed to fight off Adam Jenkinson to claim fifth place, before Alex Olsen came across the line in a lonely seventh.

Making a one off appearance this weekend, Aussie and TT regular Dave Johnson ended up eight, with youngsters Chrissy Rouse and Fraser Rogers rounding out the top ten.

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