It will be Tarran Mackenzie who picks up the baton left by Danny Kent to ride the Team Kiefer Suter for the rest of the season. The team signed the British rider who raced in the Rookies Cup from 2012 through 2013, whereas this year he has been busy with the British Supersport championship where he has won six out of six races.
Tarran was born into the trade. His father Niall raced for a long time in the 500 category in the ’80s and ’90s, finishing on the podium 7 times in his career.
“I am incredibly grateful to be given this opportunity by Kiefer Racing to compete in the Moto 2 World Championship - Tarran said - 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.”
Team manager Stefan Kiefer added: “The last few weeks proved to be very hectic for us after Danny surprisingly announced in Austin that he would no longer be available for us. So, we had to find a replacement rider which was not an easy task. Our target was to sign a young rider who also has the skill to compete in this hard-fought championship. We are very happy that we found a young and also successful rider like Tarran Mackenzie. We will give him the best possible support so he can quickly get familiarized in Moto2.”