WorldSBK – Tarran Mackenzie
Tarran Mackenzie is a British rider who has already carved out an impressive career path, boasting achievements such as winning the 2016 British Supersport 600 title and the 2021 British Superbike title. In 2022, Tarran secured a seventh-place finish in the BSB. Following this, he received an offer from the PETRONAS MIE Racing Honda team, with whom he competed in the 2024 Supersport World Championship. He achieved the team's first victory in the Czech Round. For the 2024 season, Mackenzie has been promoted to the SBK category, and he will once again be sharing the PETRONAS MIE Racing Honda team garage with Adam Norrodin.
Born on 29 October 1995 in Leicestershire, England, Tarran began racing minibikes in 2006. In subsequent years he moved up to 125cc machinery and competed in various series such as the Aprilia Superteens, British Motostar and the Red Bull Rookies Cup. In 2014, the Brit returned to his homeland to compete in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship. A strong performance in 2015 saw him make his British Supersport debut the following season. And what a debut it was, with the young rookie snatching the title at his first attempt, after amassing five race wins and ten additional podium finishes. This result meant that he was given the opportunity to compete in the Moto2 world championship in 2017, where he faced very stiff competition. In 2018 he returned to the national series, where he would remain for the next five years. After finishing fifth overall in both 2019 and 2020, a standout 2021 season, in which he won a total of ten races, secured Tarran the British Superbike title. He then finished seventh in BSB in 2022, after which he was approached by the PETRONAS MIE MS Racing Honda team, with which he competed in the 2023 Supersport World Championship. Promoted with teammate Norrodin to the SBK category, in 2024 he competes in the WorldSBK Championship.