McAMS Yamaha rider Tarran Mackenzie leaves a wild Donington Park round with a ten point lead over team-mate Jason O’Halloran. 

The second of three showdown rounds certainly didn’t disappoint, as tricky weather conditions, mechanical/technical issues and championship drama all played out over the course of three races.

Championship leader Mackenzie was one of those who suffered with a technical issue during the weekend’s final race, a race that was won by Gino Rea in the wet. 

However, with O’Halloran’s continued showdown struggles and other riders such as Christian Iddon and Tommy Bridewell unable to take full advantage, Mackenzie heads to Brands Hatch, a round he scored the most points at earlier in the season with the biggest gap any rider has had since race one of the showdown at Oulton Park.

"I think there are a lot of positives to take out of this weekend as we come away from Donington with a bigger points lead than we had coming here, so I’m really happy with that," said Mackenzie.

"We showed our speed in the first race coming through from 13th to win. In the dry we have a great setting, in the wet in the final race I also felt really comfortable and had a good feeling but unfortunately a little technical problem, which was no-one’s fault, ruled us out.

"We go to Brands Hatch with a bit of a buffer, it’s not a lot, but it’s a bit and I look forward to getting stuck in there."

Like in race three, Buildbase Suzuki’s Rea was also the winner of an incredibly wet and tricky race one, which saw outside looking in title contenders Josh Brookes, Danny Buchan and Bridewell all fall.