Tarran Mackenzie is targeting a return to Bennetts British Superbike championship action this weekend at Cadwell Park just two weeks on from breaking his wrist.

The McAMS Yamaha rider saw his Thruxton round wrecked by a crash during qualifying in which he sustained a fractured left radius.

The 23-year-old underwent a successful surgery last Thursday (8th August) to insert a screw into the fracture and following further checks and intensive physiotherapy he will aim to ride at the private Cadwell Park test this Thursday prior to the BSB race weekend.

“I saw a specialist on the Monday after Thruxton who said I could have a screw put in the fracture, which I had done on Thursday,” Mackenzie explained.

“The latest X-Ray shows that’s all gone in nicely and the wrist itself feels pretty strong, but it’s fine saying that sat on the sofa, riding a Superbike around Cadwell Park might be a bit different!

“I will try and ride in Thursday’s private test, see how it feels and go from there.

“It would be nice to see if we can get a few points for the Showdown, but we need to take each day as it comes.

“There are a couple more days until the test, so that's more healing time and I’ll keep having physio so fingers crossed.”

Team boss Steve Rodgers says he’s impressed by Mackenzie’s efforts to return just two weeks on from suffering the injury but confirmed if he isn’t fully fit after Thursday’s test they won’t risk him at the weekend.

“Fair play to Tarran for wanting to ride less than two weeks after breaking his wrist, but there is no pressure from our side - if it’s not right on Thursday he won’t ride the rest of the weekend,” Rodgers said. “As the plan is for Tarran to ride, there will be no replacement if it turns out he can’t.”

After sitting out both Thruxton races Mackenzie has slipped to fifth place in the BSB riders’ championship and holds a 12-point advantage over Xavi Fores who is the nearest challenger outside the top six Showdown spots.

 

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