Raceways Motorcycles to step down as official Yamaha BSB team

A statement has revealed that Raceways Motorcycles is to step down from running the official Yamaha British Superbike team at the end of this season

Tarran Mackenzie - McAMS Yamaha
Tarran Mackenzie - McAMS Yamaha

STEVE Rodgers and his Raceways Motorcycles squad will no longer run the Yamaha UK British Superbikes, as he looks to ‘scale back his involvement in racing’.

The move will see the Raceways team compete in its last BSB race in October, with the season-ending Showdown event at the historic Brands Hatch GP circuit. The move will close the curtain on more than three decades of competition from the Raceways team

Since launching as McAMS Yamaha some seven years ago, the team has gone on to win 42 times, securing 107 podiums and the 2021 BSB riders and teams championship prizes.

Raceways won’t be completely invisible within the paddock though, as it’s reported that it will still provide support to Yamaha teams within the paddock through their GYTR Pro Shop, including the Yamaha R1, R6 and the R7 in the new Pirelli National Sportbike Championship. 

Tarran Mackenzie - McAMS Yamaha
Tarran Mackenzie - McAMS Yamaha

A statement from Steve Rodgers on the BSB website reads:

“It will be the end of the era when the garage doors come down on the McAMS Yamaha team for the final time at Brands Hatch in October. Many of the staff and sponsors within this team have been with us since the early years and in that time it’s become like a family.

“It’s rare to have that loyalty, especially from a title sponsor with McAMS having been with us from the start of the journey in 2017 to the end in 2023. However, all good things must come to an end and together, we feel now is the right time.

“I have been involved in motorcycle racing for over 30 years and some of the best and most cherished memories of that time have been formed in the last seven years with the McAMS Yamaha team, including the highlight of our time in racing winning the British Championship with Tarran in 2021.

“We have to sincerely thank everyone who’s helped us over the years, not least our loyal sponsors but also Yamaha Motor UK for trusting us to represent their brand at the highest level of racing in the UK and of course, every single member of staff who has worked for the team in this team.

“However, it’s not over yet and we remain committed to fighting for victories for the remainder of the season to end our story on a high.”  

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