BSB: Danny Buchan Takes His Second Win At The Knockhill Circuit.
BMW’s Danny Buchan Takes Victory At The Scottish Circuit In What Was An Action Packed Race.
On the second day of racing proceedings for the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, the weather was cloudy with a few rain spots in the air, there had been some showers early in the morning but fortunately the track was dry. SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad’s Danny Buchan was on Pole Position for race two.
It was Christian Iddon who got the holeshot with Danny Buchan close behind the Ducati man, FHO BMW’s Peter Hickman was in third place, Jason O’Halloran was struggling to pass his fellow riders whilst in seventh place. Suzuki’s Gino Rea was fast on the pace and put the fastest lap in on lap three, Powerslide/Catfoss Suzuki’s Bjorn Estment crashed out at the Hairpin on lap four.
Hickman got up-to second place followed by Rory Skinner who claimed third place from Danny Buchan, Tarran Mackenzie was catching the leading group, Danny Kent lost the front end of his GSXR-1000 at the Hairpin on lap nine, Championship leader O’Halloran crashed out of eighth place at Scottsman.
At the front it was still Iddon leading the way with Buchan in second place with Mackenzie getting up-to third place, Brookes was way-down in 13th place just in front of BMW’s Kyle Ryde. Buchan took the lead at the Hairpin on lap 17, Iddon tried to get back first place on the start straight but didn’t have enough pace to do it, Skinner passed Mackenzie for third place and was setting his sights on second place, and the young Scott did it on the inside of the Hairpin, Skinner was flying he put the fastest lap in on lap 21. Peter Hickman had a scary moment as he went off track at Turn one and re-joined at Turn three, putting him back to seventh place.
Mackenzie took third place from Iddon on the last lap at Scotsman, Danny Buchan took his second career win at the Scottish circuit also it was BMW’s first win at the track since Ryuichi Kiyonari won back in 2014. Rookie Skinner got second place, Tommy Bridewell finished in fifth place with Ryan Vickers in sixth place, Lee Jackson got eighth, the top ten was rounded out with Gino Rea in tenth place.
The championship lead now goes to VisionTracks Ducati’s Christian Iddon, there is only three points between the Stockport rider and McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran. Will Danny Buchan get his third race win of his career at the Knockhill circuit? His race win was a first ever win at the Knockhill circuit for the SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad Team. Rory Skinner is on Pole position for race three. Race Three is coming up at 16:30.
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