British champion Mackenzie’s WorldSBK debut postponed through injury

Tuesday, 12 April 2022 12:57 GMT

Tarran Mackenzie had been scheduled to make his WorldSBK debut at Assen but this has been postponed after a crash in testing left the Scotsman injured

A new face had been set to debut on the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship grid with Tarran Mackenzie set to debut with the McAMS Yamaha squad at the TT Circuit Assen during the Dutch Round as a wildcard. However, the Scottish rider’s debut will now come later on in the 2022 season with Mackenzie recovering after a testing crash where he broke his left ankle.

The crash occurred during a preseason test for BSB, where Mackenzie is looking to retain his title, at the Silverstone circuit. With a mix of rain, low temperatures and wind impacting the test last week, Mackenzie had a high-speed highside crash at the final corner, a right-hand kink. Following the crash, Mackenzie was taken to a nearby hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken left ankle.

On Monday, April 11th, Mackenzie underwent surgery on the injury which was a success and he is continuing to recover from that at home. However, he has been ruled out of the BSB season-opener this weekend while his WorldSBK debut as a wildcard at the TT Circuit Assen has been postponed to later in the season as he continues his recovery.

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