Danny Buchan secured second place in the final BSB race of the weekend during round 4 of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Thruxton today. His team mate Andrew Irwin posted his best result so far this season with a strong fifth place aboard his SYNETIQ BMW M 1000 RR at the high speed Hampshire circuit. Buchan maintains fourth place in the championship standings after the opening 12 races of the season.
Thruxton always throws up some challenges and it was certainly no different this year for SYNETIQ BMW. After a difficult start to the weekend both Danny and Andrew turned things around together with the TAS Racing crew and finished the weekend on a high note. I mentioned before that Danny’s consistency is very impressive and the maturity in his riding will no doubt benefit him over the course of the season. We are especially pleased for Andrew today on a superb ride showing his true ability. Once again it was great to see the fans back at BSB and I hope our SYNETIQ, BMW and Tyco guests enjoyed their weekend thanks to our hospitality crew.
PHILIP NEILL SYNETIQ BMW TEAM PRINCIPAL
It was a bit of a mixed weekend with conditions and we were playing catch up with set up but the bike got better every time we rode it.
Going into the last race we were a bit unsure what tyre choice to make as it was spitting rain on the grid, but we chose the intermediate rear and wet front which turned out to be the best combination as we just seemed to keep going forward. I started P9 on the grid but managed to bag another podium which is great for our championship position and podium credit tally.
We just need to keep the ball rolling! Thanks again to my SYNETIQ BMW team and crew.
DANNY BUCHAN #83 BRITISH SUPERBIKE RIDER
A tough weekend with difficult conditions today but the result in race 3 shows a little bit of what we are capable of. We are constantly making progress and my confidence is getting back to where it should be so we can look ahead with optimism. Thanks to the boys as always for another supportive weekend.
ANDREW IRWIN #18 BRITISH SUPERBIKE RIDER
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