Danny Buchan says he is frustrated after another difficult race weekend at round three of the MCE British Superbike championship despite his promising qualifying.

The 22-year-old has endured a tricky start to his first full season in BSB which continued over the Bank Holiday weekend at Oulton Park. The Be Wiser Kawasaki rider suffered a nasty highside crash on the opening lap of race one. Buchan then struggled to replicate his impressive pace from qualifying to scramble home in 17th for race two.

"It was another really tough and frustrating weekend," Buchan said. "Everything was going so well in practice and qualifying and I felt really happy on the Be Wiser Kawasaki.

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"It was a bit of carnage on the first lap of the race and I got pushed onto the grass, I lost my focus and sadly crashed out a couple of corners later. I struggled a little in the second race; I just wanted to bring the bike home in one piece."

Buchan, last year's Superstock 1000 champion, out-qualified his vastly more experienced team-mate Chris Walker at the Cheshire track, starting race one in ninth, and has progressed into the top 10 qualifying shootout in two of the three rounds in 2015.

Indeed, few question Buchan's outright pace but with just two points-paying finishes in the opening six races it leaves him languishing in 18th in the riders' standings.

The young rider says he wants to put this disappointment behind him and comeback fighting in the next round at Snetterton in June.

"I am looking forward to testing at Snetterton and hopefully coming back stronger there. I want to get some consistent top ten results at the remaining rounds and I am just sorry to the team for the crash and want to give them a good result too."