Taylor Mackenzie named as all-British VisionTrack Racing Moto3 team manager

Taylor Mackenzie swaps his helmet for headphones and a clipboard as he is named as manager for the new Moto3-competing VisionTrack Honda team.

Taylor Mackenzie

The new all-British VisionTrack Honda team that will compete in the 2022 Moto3 World Championship has announced Taylor Mackenzie will fill the role of team manager.

The ambitious new venture, founded to give the best of the British youngsters ascending the ranks a shot on the World Championship stage, VisionTrack Racing has been formed by ex-MotoGP and BSB rider Michael Laverty.

It will take the entry slot of the departing Petronas Sprinta Racing and use Honda machinery, but while Laverty remains in charge of the project, it is Mackenzie - aged 28 - that will run the team day-to-day and at events.

It comes after he announced he would be retiring from racing at the end of the 2021 season after a successful stint in Superstock 1000 competition, the day his brother Tarran Mackenzie wrapped up the 2021 BSB Championship.

“We are delighted to welcome our new team manager Taylor Mackenzie to the team,” a tweet on the VisionTrack Racing Twitter account stated.

“Taylor brings a wealth of experience to the squad, both from a racers perspective and navigating the modern digital world. He will be a great asset as we embark on this journey together.”

As well as being brother to Tarran, Mackenzie is the son of three-time BSB champion and GP podium winner Niall Mackenzie.

VisionTrack Honda will run Scott Ogden and Josh Whatley have been named as the team’s rider pairing for its inaugural season.