The PETRONAS MIE Racing Honda Team and its Supersport rider Tarran Mackenzie have completed a two-day test at the Motorland Aragón circuit in Spain with positive results.

Having had time to rest and recharge since the successful eight WorldSSP round in the Czech Republic, and the positive Suzuka 8H experience, the British rider were eager to get back to work this week in preparation for the final events of the 2023 season, participating in this week’s test alongside most of the factory Superbike teams and several privateers.

On track on both Tuesday and Wednesday, Mackenzie took the opportunity to familiarize himself with the Spanish track, considering that round ten will take place at Aragón over the weekend of 22-24 September. Over the two days, the Brit worked hard with his technicians to identify solutions for the CBR600RR that might be of use during the last four rounds of the 2023 Supersport season.

Having won the latest Supersport race at Most in challenging conditions, Tarran and his team are determined to get the very best out of their package, so as to be able to score some solid results also in dry conditions during what remains of this year’s championship.

Tarran Mackenzie

“This test at Aragón has gone well. We were able to test a new engine setup but although it brought some improvement, I think we hoped for a little more. We tried a few different things with the chassis setup too and made a good step there, albeit there’s some room for further improvement also there, I think. I always struggle a little going from riding the Superbike back to the Supersport so it’s been very good to have these two days to adapt back to the 600. Now we’ll head to Magny-Cours, another new one for me, where we can hopefully keep improving. I’m looking forward to it!”