Taylor Mackenzie will make his return to the Pirelli British Superstock championship with Bathams Racing in 2021, after competing in the British Superbike series last year. 

Mackenzie will spearhead the BMW team's entry alongside two-time Superstock champion Richard Cooper who continues to recover from injuries suffered last season. 

In 2020 Mackenzie stepped-up to the British Superbike championship with Tyco BMW alongside Bradley Ray. Returning to Bathams with BMW will surely bring back positive memories for Mackenzie who endured a difficult campaign in BSB. 

Speaking after the move, Mackenzie said: "After last season, I wasn’t sure if I’d get a ride for this year, so to be back at Bathams Racing where I know I will be able to fight for victories is fantastic.

"I got my leg injury sorted during the winter, and I know that with the help of Dan Linfoot, the guys at Bathams Racing got the BMW S 1000 RR flying by the end of last season.

"I know it sounds obvious, but I really can’t wait to get back on the bike and start enjoying my racing again, it can’t come quick enough!."

Bathams began their association with Motorcycle racing in 2009 with Isle of Man TT and road racing legend Michael Rutter who is the current team's principle. 

Mackenzie won four races with the team in 2019 and scored a further nine podiums on his way to second in the championship. 

Rutter expressed his joy at seeing Mackenzie return by adding: "Having Taylor back in the team is a real scoop for us, and Richard’s commitment to helping the team succeed has blown me away.

"However, I’m sure like everyone else I’m looking forward to seeing him back on one of our bikes on track.

"As for me, I’ll be supporting Taylor by entering selected races to lead the development of the new BMW M 1000 RR, and the plan is to race at Macau at the end of the year."

With Cooper still recovering from his injuries, and Mackenzie's success with the team previously, the Brit goes into the season as a firm title contender.