Tarran Mackenzie scored a shock maiden WorldSSP Championship victory at Most after taking advantage of the inclement weather conditions to emerge on top.
The MIE Racing rider has endured a troubled season aboard the outdated Honda CBR600RR package but intermittent rain allowed his prowess in dicey weather conditions to shine through as he came from 22nd on the grid to win.
Indeed, the changeable weather played its part in allowing Mackenzie to make gains, with strategic issues and various accidents counting out many of the top players, leaving several unfamiliar faces towards the front at the flag.
Among them was WorldSSP leader Nicolo Bulega, who led early on before dropping back in the clamour to eventually finish 16th. However, with his closest rival Stefano Manzi crashing out too, it is the Aruba.it Ducati rider that takes a sizeable 46 point advantage into the summer break.
Mackenzie's first win also marks a maiden WorldSSP victory for the MIE Racing team, while Marcel Schroetter and Bahattin Sofuoglu in second and third represented another double podium of the year for MV Agusta.
Like Mackenzie, John McPhee was another to benefit from the conditions, the Briton surging up the order - much like he did at the Phillip Island season opener - to claim fourth place at the flag.
Mackenzie's team-mate Adam Norrodin completed the top five on the second of the MIE Honda's, ahead of wild-card Thomas Gradinger, Federico Fulgini and Anupab Sarmoon.
Most WorldSSP | RACE 2 RESULTS
|2023 Czech WorldSSP | Autodrom Most | Race 2 Results | Rd. 8 of 12]|
|1||Tarran Mackenzie||GBR||Petronas MIE Racing||Honda CBR600RR||20 Laps|
|2||Marcel Schroetter||GER||MV Agusta Reparto Corse||MV Agusta F3 800 RR||+2.037|
|3||Bahattin Sofuoglu||TUR||MV Agusta Reparto Corse||MV Agusta F3 800 RR||+18.857|
|4||John McPhee||GBR||Vince64 by Puccetti||Kawasaki ZX-6R||+21.046|
|5||Adam Norrodin||MAL||Petronas MIE Racing||Honda CBR600RR||+22.206|
|6||Thomas Gradinger||AUT||Eder Racing||Yamaha R6||+38.970|
|7||Federico Fuligni||ITA||Orelac Racing Verdnatura||Ducati Panigale V2||+1m >|
|8||Anupab Sarmoon||THA||Yamaha Thailand Racing||Yamaha R6||+1m >|
|9||Niki Tuuli||FIN||PTR Racing||Triumph STR 765 RS||+1m >|
|10||Raffaele de Rosa||ITA||Orelac Racing Verdnatura||Ducati Panigale V2||+1m >|
|11||Andreas Kofler||AUT||D34G Racing||Ducati Panigale V2||+1m >|
|12||Federico Caricasulo||ITA||Althea Racing||Ducati Panigale V2||+1m >|
|13||Valentin Debise||FRA||GMT94||Yamaha R6||+1m >|
|14||Tom Booth-Amos||GBR||Motozoo Racing||Kawasaki ZX-6R||+1m >|
|15||Adrian Huertas||ESP||MTM Racing||Kawasaki ZX-6R||+1m >|
|16||Nicolo Bulega||ITA||Aruba Racing WorldSSP||Ducati Panigale V2||+1 Lap|
|17||Andy Verdoia||THA||Yamaha Thailand Racing||Yamaha R6||+1 Lap|
|18||Nicholas Spinelli||ITA||VFT Racing||Yamaha R6||+1 Lap|
|19||Lorenzo Dalla Porta||ITA||Evan Bros. Team||Yamaha R6||+1 Lap|
|20||Max Kofler||GER||D34G Racing||Ducati Panigale V2||+1 Lap|
|21||Yuta Okaya||JPN||ProDina Racing||Kawasaki ZX-6R||+1 Lap|
|22||Yari Montella||ITA||Barni Spark Racing||Ducati Panigale V2||+1 Lap|
|23||Maiki Abe||JPN||VFT Racing||Yamaha R6||+2 Laps|
|DNF||Ondrej Vostatek||CZE||PTR Racing||Triumph STR 765 RS|
|DNF||Stefano Manzi||ITA||Ten Kate Racing||Yamaha R6|
|DNF||Jorge Navarro||ESP||Ten Kate Racing||Yamaha R6|
|DNF||Glenn van Straalen||NED||EAB Racing||Yamaha R6|
|DNF||Tom Edwards||AUS||YART||Yamaha R6|
|DNF||Lucas Mahias||FRA||Puccetti Racing||Kawasaki ZX-6R|
|DNF||Luke Power||AUS||Motozoo Racing||Kawasaki ZX-6R|
|W||Alvaro Diaz||ESP||Arco YART||Yamaha R6|