Brit superbike star Tarran Mackenzie in horror crash during Brands Hatch practice run

TARRAN MACKENZIE was forced to sit out the British Superbike Championship final races after a horror crash in the warm-up.

The Yamaha rider, 22, spiralled out of control and ploughed into the barriers at Brands Hatch on Sunday morning.

 The 22-year-old crashed during the practice lap at Brands Hatch

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The 22-year-old crashed during the practice lap at Brands Hatch

Mackenzie, who secured his fourth podium finish of the year yesterday, escaped unscathed from the incident.

The British ace flew off his bike after he accelerated going into druids corner.

Medics raced to the scene of the incident and the 22-year-old managed to stand up and walk away without assistance.

Speaking to EuroSport, he said: "Yeah, I had a bit of an off in the warm-up unfortunately.

 Medical staff at the racetrack raced to the scene to help the Yamaha rider

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Medical staff at the racetrack raced to the scene to help the Yamaha rider

"It just caught me out a little bit, I probably had a bit too much lean angle than the lap before and unfortunately went down.

"I feel alright in myself. I don't feel great, a bit stiff.

"I could have ridden I think, but the bike is totally destroyed so it's a big ask for the boys to rebuild it in time for race one.

"And then race two I would have had to start at the back of the grid, so the team said let's call it a day.

 Tarran Mackenzie was unable to ride in the final races of the British Superbike Championship

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Tarran Mackenzie was unable to ride in the final races of the British Superbike Championship

"Unfortunate way to end the season but yesterday was really good to get my fourth podium.

"I've had an awesome season so far, I expected to get one podium but to get four is more than I expected.

"I will try and get my first win next year."

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TARRAN MACKENZIE was forced to sit out the British Superbike Championship final races after a horror crash in the warm-up.