FS-3 Kawasaki’s Danny Buchan has admitted his elation after chalking up his second career Bennetts British Superbike win today, dropping one foot into the Championship Showdown with a double podium.
The series’ top Kwak rider beat Josh Brookes and Tommy Bridewell to victory in race one before following them home in race two as the Aussie took the win.
And while the Ducati boys have clinched their places in the three-round title fight, which kicks off after the next round at Oulton Park, Buchan still needs a few strong finishes to confirm his spot.
But he believes he’s done his chances a world of good after hauling 41 points this weekend, only four less than Be Wiser Ducati’s race two winner Brookes.
“Race two was massively important,” Buchan admitted. “In race one I felt good and I just had a little bit of a better bike than the other guys in race one and it made my life easier.
After the win, points-wise it was really good for me. I needed that.”
“In race two, the pace was a lot faster through the whole race so me and Josh sort of caught Tommy up and then Josh past Tommy and I was just sort of hanging on in there towards the end of the race. I had 10 seconds behind me so I just backed off a bit and took the 16 points.
“It’s bittersweet, I wanted that trophy Josh is taking home but it’s still good nonetheless. To get a p1 and a p3 this weekend is massive, it’s such a big thing.
“Last year I said I don’t care what happens I don’t want to be scrapping for the last few points in the showdown. We’ll come back strong at Oulton hopefully.”