BSB Snetterton Race 3 Results | McAMS Yamaha sweeps board with Mackenzie win

Tarran Mackenzie proves he is a title contender in this year's BSB title race relative to dominant team-mate Jason O'Halloran after landing fourth win

Tarran Mackenzie - McAMS Yamaha [credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]

Tarran Mackenzie ensured McAMS Yamaha cemented its top team status in the 2021 British Superbike Championship (BSB) with victory in a short sharp five lap sprint for glory in the third race at Snetterton.

Following on from his victory in Race 1, plus Jason O’Halloran’s tenth win of the year in Race 2, Mackenzie was locked in a podium tussle when the red flag was deployed for an incident triggered by Danny Buchan.

The Synetiq BMW was running strongly in fourth when Buchan - returning from injury this weekend - slid on oil deposited by his own expiring BMW M 1000 RR at the end of the straight and into Brundle.

The ensuing slick track would then take down Buchan’s team-mate Andrew Irwin, plus FS-3 Kawasaki’s Lee Jackson.

With a standing start and only five laps in which to decide the spoils, Mackenzie and Tommy Bridewell found themselves locked in contention for victory. However, Mackenzie would repel the Oxford Racing Ducati rider by the flag for his fourth win of the year.

O’Halloran ended another fruitful weekend with a quiet run to third, ahead of Gino Rea, who continues to knock on the door of the podium with another strong finish on the ageing Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000RR.

A year on from taking his maiden BSB win at Snetterton, Christian Iddon had a solid conclusion on an otherwise confidence-sapping weekend down the order that didn’t reflect him as O’Halloran’s biggest rival for much of the year.

Petrer Hickman bounced back from technical issues for seventh, from Dan Linfoot - scoring his and TAG Honda’s best finish of the year - then OMG BMW duo Bradley Ray and Kyle Ryde.