Snetterton BSB: Showdown spot ‘now realistic’ for Buchan

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Synetiq BMW’s Danny Buchan had all but given up on a Bennetts British Superbike Showdown spot but a double win at Cadwell Park has given him a ‘realistic’ chance.

The Essex stickboy is ninth in the title chase and now only 14 points behind Kyle Ryde, who sits in the final cut-off spot, with three races at Snetterton this weekend.

“I am obviously still on cloud nine after a great weekend at Cadwell Park. We had a good Superpole and that set me up for a great weekend. I was over the moon with a third and two wins, and bigger than that – we are in with a fighting chance of getting into the Showdown,” said Buchan.

“That was massive for myself and the Snetiq BMW team as before the weekend I genuinely didn’t think I could get that 60-point gap back down. I just didn’t think it was a realistic gap to close, but 14 points now to Kyle in eighth is realistic.

“Snetterton is a great track for me and the BMW works well there from the first day I hopped on it this year at the test pre-season, so I am looking forward to going back and having a good consistent weekend.

“Ultimately the goal will be to challenge for the podium in all three races, because podium points are important. That is the goal and we will do everything we can to be in the top eight at the end of Sunday.”