FS-3 retain Buchan, become official Kawasaki BSB team

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FS-3 will become the official Kawasaki representative in the Bennetts British Superbike series for the next three years and have retained the services of Danny Buchan.

Working their way through the ranks in the ultra-competitive paddock over the years, the team took their maiden race wins in 2019 with Buchan and secured a place in the end of season Showdown.

Buchan will be remaining with the team for 2020 to pilot the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR on which he has achieved his successes this season. Buchan has been part of the Kawasaki family since he entered the Junior Superstock class a decade ago and will be joined by another rider as the team steps up to run two bikes.

“Most of my racing career has been with Kawasaki so It’s nice to look back on when I first signed up with Team Green in 2010, and now going into 2020 as an official Kawasaki rider and in the official Team Green outfit is just amazing. I’m really looking forward to it,” said Buchan.

“My goal for next year is to win the championship and that’s that. There is no other outcome for me. I’ve made my way to the top in all the other classes I’ve raced in, because I want to win.”

There will be some strong competition, but it will come down to our testing programme and how much we can get done in the off season to prepare.

“I am riding very well now so hopefully we can take the edge off the competition and get ourselves at the front regularly, fighting for wins every weekend.

“I want to solidify myself as a regular race winner and not just Danny Buchan, the showdown rider, so that’s the goal for 2020.”

For the first time, FS-3 will become a two-rider team in 2020 but no announcement has been made about who may partner Buchan in the squad.

Reigning champion Leon Haslam may make a return if he can’t secure a suitable deal in WorldSBK.