Mackenzie forced out of Thruxton BSB with wrist injury

Tarran Mackenzie will take no further part in the Thruxton BSB round after sustaining a fractured wrist in an accident during qualifying

TARRAN MACKENZIE will miss his second Bennetts British Superbike Championship event of the season after sustaining a wrist injury in an accident at Thruxton.

The McAMS Yamaha rider high-sided during qualifying and came down hard on his left wrist, with medical teams confirming a fracture to his left radius.

With a further assessment scheduled for Monday, the decision was taken to sit the two races out as a precaution.

“I had a good feeling this morning in FP3. I didn’t put any new tyres in during any of the sessions, so qualifying was the first time I’ve really lit it up for a lap. The first lap was OK but I didn’t have the best feeling from the rear, the bike came right round on me at the Complex as I went back to the throttle. 

“It was a weird crash; I haven’t had a moment there all weekend and it just spat me over the handlebars. I held on to it, which probably broke the wrist, but other than that I am OK. We’ll see the fracture clinic on Monday and see what they think and go from there.”

Despite it being his second double ‘DNS’ of the year after being briefly knocked unconscious at Brands Hatch, Mackenzie remains on course for the Title Showdown. He is fourth as the highest placed non-Ducati rider, with a 48 point margin back to seventh place Peter Hickman.

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