Niall Mackenzie

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Niall Mackenzie
Niall Mackenzie 1989 Japanese GP.jpg
Mackenzie at the 1989 Japanese Grand Prix.
Nationality Scottish
Born (1961-07-19) 19 July 1961 (age 53)
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1984 - 1995
First race 1984 250cc British Grand Prix
Last race 1995 250cc European Grand Prix
Team(s) Armstrong, Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, Aprilia
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
139 0 7 1 0 719

Niall Macfarlane Mackenzie (born 19 July 1961) is a retired Scottish motorcycle road racer.

Career[edit]

MacKenzie, who hails from Fankerton, near Denny, Stirlingshire; won the British Superbike Championship three times from 1996 to 1998 on a Rob McElnea-run Yamaha team, and the British 250cc and 350cc titles earlier in his career. He had a long career in the Grand Prix motorcycle racing circuit, debuting in 1984 in the 250cc class. He moved up to the 500cc class in 1986 on a Suzuki before spells on Honda and Yamaha bikes. He was 4th in the championship in 1990, and in the top 10 on seven other occasions.[1] His final racing season was the 2000 British Superbike series, although he did a farewell one-off at Knockhill in 2001.

Post-racing career[edit]

Mackenzie now runs trackdays at Donington Park and Knockhill racetracks, and works as Road Test Editor for Visordown magazine. On 10 November 2006, it was announced that he would be returning to Yamaha to act as ambassador for the Virgin Mobile Cup and youth development coordinator for Team Virgin Mobile Racing.

Personal life[edit]

Mackenzie has two sons who both ride motorcycles — 17-year-old Tarran, who is set to compete in the British 125cc with Redline KTM, and 20-year-old Taylor, who is set to compete in the British Supersport 600 with Mar-Train Racing.

Grand Prix career statistics[edit]

Points system from 1969 to 1987:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Points system from 1988 to 1991:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Points system in 1992:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1

Points system from 1993 onwards:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team Machine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Points Rank Wins
1984 250cc Armstrong-Rotax CF250 RSA
-
NAT
-
ESP
-
AUT
-
GER
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
GBR
28
SWE
NC
RSM
-
0 - 0
1985 250cc Armstrong-Rotax CF250 RSA
24
ESP
NC
GER
NC
NAT
NC
AUT
14
YUG
16
NED
14
BEL
NC
FRA
14
GBR
NC
SWE
10
RSM
NC
1 28th 0
1986 250cc Armstrong-Rotax CF250 ESP
-
NAT
-
GER
-
AUT
-
YUG
-
NED
12
BEL
8
FRA
21
GBR
10
SWE
11
RSM
NC
4 21st 0
500cc HB-Suzuki RG500 ESP
-
NAT
-
GER
-
AUT
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
7
SWE
7
RSM
8
11 10th 0
1987 500cc HB-Honda NSR500 JPN
NC
ESP
4
GER
7
NAT
10
AUT
3
YUG
-
NED
NC
FRA
7
GBR
5
SWE
5
CZE
5
RSM
7
POR
6
BRA
8
ARG
7
61 5th 0
1988 500cc HB-Honda NSR500 JPN
4
USA
3
ESP
5
EXP
7
NAT
11
GER
9
AUT
NC
NED
5
BEL
11
YUG
NC
FRA
NC
GBR
4
SWE
4
CZE
6
BRA
4
125 6th 0
1989 500cc Marlboro Yamaha YZR500 JPN
6
AUS
NC
USA
5
ESP
3
NAT
DNS
GER
NC
AUT
-
YUG
12
NED
8
BEL
10
FRA
7
GBR
4
SWE
4
CZE
6
BRA
9
103 7th 0
1990 250cc Yamaha YZR250 JPN
13
USA
14
ESP
-
NAT
-
GER
-
AUT
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
-
FRA
-
GBR
-
SWE
-
CZE
-
HUN
-
AUS
-
5 33rd 0
500cc Lucky Strike-Suzuki RGV500 JPN
-
USA
-
ESP
8
NAT
5
GER
3
AUT
5
YUG
3
NED
5
BEL
12
FRA
6
GBR
5
SWE
5
CZE
4
HUN
7
AUS
5
140 4th 0
1991 500cc Sonauto-Yamaha YZR500 JPN
-
AUS
-
USA
-
ESP
-
ITA
-
GER
-
AUT
-
EUR
-
NED
-
FRA
-
GBR
7
RSM
5
CZE
-
VDM
12
MAL
6
34 17th 0
1992 500cc Sonauto-Yamaha YZR500 JPN
7
AUS
NC
MAL
NC
ESP
3
ITA
9
EUR
7
GER
NC
NED
7
HUN
14
FRA
6
GBR
NC
BRA
9
RSA
8
37 11th 0
1993 500cc Valvoline-Yamaha ROC AUS
10
MAL
8
JPN
13
ESP
7
AUT
11
GER
9
NED
8
EUR
6
RSM
8
GBR
3
CZE
NC
ITA
9
USA
8
FIM
8
103 9th 0
1994 500cc Slick 50-Yamaha ROC AUS
NC
MAL
11
JPN
19
ESP
8
AUT
9
GER
8
NED
NC
ITA
9
FRA
NC
GBR
8
CZE
9
USA
10
ARG
11
EUR
8
69 10th 0
1995 250cc Docshop Aprilia RS250 AUS
NC
MAL
NC
JPN
NC
ESP
11
GER
14
ITA
NC
NED
12
FRA
19
GBR
6
CZE
NC
BRA
19
ARG
11
EUR
NC
26 18th 0

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