FS-3 Kawasaki’s Danny Buchan is relaxed about this weekend’s Bennetts British Superbike round at Donington Park as he knows where he needs to improve to climb on to the podium top step.
Buchan sits third in the championship standings after two rounds with a nine-point deficit to joint leaders Taz Mackenzie and Tommy Bridewell, and Buchan’s mood is one of quiet calm mixed with focused targets.
“I think now we are in this position we need to stay there. It’s impossible to predict what will happen at Donington Park because it depends because some conditions work better for some riders, some tracks suit different riders better, but I am quite relaxed about it all,” said the Essex rider.
I feel like my motivation is a bit different this year, because I know what we achieved as a team last season and so we know what the aim is next to improve.
“We know that the bike is an improvement on last year and we can only get stronger if we keep working hard. We have been working a lot on the engine characteristics and with the new K-Tech suspension and even after the races at Oulton Park we knew we had some different things to test to improve again.
“We want to win races and to do that we need to keep moving and not just sit still. I am looking forward to getting to Donington Park and the National circuit as if I am honest the last sector is always the one I find the toughest there, so without the final section with the Melbourne Loop it should help.
“I want to be consistent and stay out of trouble – we know what we need to do and I definitely want to be fighting for podiums again next weekend.”