Buchan finishes second in Superstock 1000 series

EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Danny Buchan completed his first season racing a 1000cc bike with an overall second-placed finish in the Metzeler National Superstock series.

The MSS Colchester/Team Green rider went into the final round of the season at Brands Hatch needing to protect his 14-point lead and was up to second when officials decided to red-flag and ultimately cancel the race, following a major incident on the start/finish line.

It meant that the Burnham-on-Crouch youngster held his points position from the last round at Silverstone to finish his debut Superstock year as runner-up to Richard Cooper.

“That’s not the way I would have liked to finish the championship, I’d much rather have battled Luke (Quigley) for second but I’ll still take it. I got a good start and when Richard Cooper crashed I saw the yellow flags being waved. When the safety car came out I didn’t look behind, I’d rather not see what’s going on and don’t care who is behind, but then the red flag came out and that was it.

It has yet to be confirmed what Buchan will be doing next year but he has hinted strongly that he will be back in Superstock on a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.

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