BSB » Taylor Mackenzie leaves GP for Supersport

“I must admit I'm happy that Taylor's on a Yamaha - it will suit the way he rides” - Niall Mackenzie.

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Daniel - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 8:06 AM

I would of stayed in GP cause thats where i would of wonted to be but this is your choice and you know what your doing you can allways go back the best of luck to you ! :)

MM - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 8:25 AM

Er, not really. He only 'chose' to leave 125GP in the same way that Marc Marquez 'chose' to stay in Moto2 AFTER he couldn't get a sponsorship deal sorted that would allow him to move up to MotoGP. On the other hand, if Mackenzie's on a larger more competitive bike, it will be no bad thing because he wasn't going to attract much positive interest with the results he was getting in 125s.

bazfromfife - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 9:23 AM

Taz is the most promising of the 2 mackenkie brothers.a bad move,seeley won the championship and wilson runner up and they both struggled for rides this coming season unless they attracted money.Winning the british supersport title which Taylor will not do means nothing and will not automatically open the door into MOTO 2 so in my opinion he has made a very bad move.Once you are in the MOTO GP paddock you stay only get one ticket to the Moto gp paddock,no re-admissions.

whynot - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 9:56 AM

obviously the ideal progression would have been to moto 2 now but he clearly doesnt have the funds for that so in my book its a good move as where else does he go. gives him racing experience on a 600, he is young and talented and if he excels in bss it could lead to a move to moto2 as im sure a few of the teams would keep an eye on his progression, u never know

wilson struggled to get a ride cos i doubt many big teams would take a risk as his riding style might not suit the new rules in bsb plus he knows he has a great chance of winning bss title!

must admit it is a shame not to see him stay in moto gp paddock but i hope he does well in bss

whynot - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 9:58 AM

or even lead to a potential ride in wss providing he does well that is and then onto moto2, he is only young he is obviously trying to choose a different path back to the gp paddock

Dal - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 10:03 AM

It shows what a sad state the economy is in if someone like Niall Mackenzie can't secure backing for his own son. What it also highlights is the desperate need for a Domestic Moto2 series. As others have highlighted the winners of British SS only ever go to BSB where as a Moto2 winner would have more options, if we don't I fear the GP grids will look more like a Spanish domestic series.

SupaHeroz - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 10:18 AM

I don't think any rider should be getting backing just because he is somebody's son. Results alone should determine a rider's progress.
As for winning the BSS title not meaning anything, it didn't do Cal Crutchlow any harm who made swift progress through BSS, BSB, WSS, WSB and on to MotoGP.
It will be interesting to see how Taylor goes as it was hard to judge his speed on an uncompetitive 125.
Best of luck to him.

happy days - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 1:57 PM

happy days! he got well pumped in 125 bsb, it'll be good to see him get pumped on the supersport bike. kev coghlan and deane browne will have it sewn up.
a dad wh can race doesn't automatically mean you can son, give it up

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