It has been announced that gifted young Scot Tarran Mackenzie will replace Danny Kent at Kiefer Racing for the remainder of the 2017 Moto2 season.
Tarran is not a blank sheet in grand prix racing. His father Niall competed successful in 500cc World Championship to name several podiums finishes under his belt.
Meanwhile, Niall Mackenzie works as riding coach, mainly for his son whilst Tarran is a former Red Bull Rookies Cup graduate, racing the talent scout series back in 2012 and 2013. This young rider’s cup runs in several Grand Prix and offers a good platform for a possible career on world stage.
Kiefer Racing has become aware of Mackenzie because of his successful season in British Supersport Championship this year. The Scotsman takes a clean sweep in the current campaign after six victories in as many races. But already from Le Mans, with the highly competitive Moto2™ World Championship a completely new challenge awaits the ambitious athlete.
“I am incredibly grateful to be given this opportunity by Kiefer Racing to compete in the Moto 2 World Championship. I’m excited to take on this tough new challenge and I will give Stefan and his team my total commitment as I get used to the new bike and circuits. I have to say a big thanks to the McCAMS Yamaha Team and Yamaha UK for allowing me to follow my dream. I will always remember the special times we had together.”
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