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Buchan: “I'm excited to see how race two pans out!”

Wednesday, July 15 2015

Danny Buchan scored his best result of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship season last time out at Knockhill and the Be Wiser Kawasaki rider remains the most recent rider to almost pull off the #last2first achievement after lifting the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 title last season.

Buchan twice finished in the top ten in Scotland, achieving his first front row start for the Be Wiser Kawasaki in race two and now is hunting more at his home round. Buchan has good memories of his last race on the Grand Prix circuit, when he started at the very back of the grid and battled his way through to the lead. The Essex contender was only denied the #last2first feat by a problem with his fuel pump that dropped him back into the clutches of rival Jason O'Halloran who snatched the victory at the line by just 0.041s.

Buchan said: "I feel a lot more confident after the last two races and getting some consecutive results boxed off, that is a bit of a confidence boost for me and is just what I need I think. We had our best weekend of the year at Knockhill and that shows that we are making progress and at the same time we know where we need to improve for Brands Hatch this weekend. At the start of the season we had to take a step backwards to move forward and I am now feeling really comfortable.

"Only 54 points separate me from the Showdown and we saw at Knockhill that everyone can have a bad weekend and that is where we can try and take advantage to close the gap. It is the point in the season where everyone gets that little bit more desperate for points and make mistakes and we need to stay consistent. I feel now that we have some momentum we can keep building for the next few races and try and move closer to the top six.

"The King of Brands makes race two a whole lot more exciting and it is a lot of money. But the question is would you rather challenge to win the race from the front rather than the back? To come from last and get into the top ten is hard enough let alone win. If the conditions are mixed then maybe you might see somebody come from last2first, in the dry maybe, but then who knows?! Its motorcycle racing and anything can happen. I know I'm excited to see how race two pans out!"

#last2first

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