Danny Buchan has held his hands up for his error on the final lap of race one at Thruxton when the Be Wiser Kawasaki rider attempted a bold last corner move on Tyco BMW's Tommy Bridewell which backfired and saw the pair crash out.
The 2014 British Superstock 1000 champion had been jostling with a swarm of riders for fourth place and attempted an audacious last lap move at Club chicane on Bridewell but ended up low-siding and wiping out the Wiltshire rider in the process.
Bridewell reacted angrily to the Essex-born rider's move, brandishing him 'a danger',
while Buchan says he saw the opportunity but regrets how it played out.
“I felt good on the re-start of race one and thought I might be able to battle and fight for a podium,” Buchan explained. “We were all dicing for position and all going for the same piece of tarmac, sadly I tucked the front and crashed out and collected Tommy Bridewell.
“This was a mistake and no rider ever wants to take another rider out.”
Buchan's disappointment was compounded after struggling for grip in race two and retired his Be Wiser Kawasaki on lap 12 to leave the Hampshire circuit pointless, despite showing strong potential during free practice and qualifying.
"This year has been so frustrating and I really thought we might turn a corner at Thruxton this weekend,” he added. “I felt really strong during the practice sessions and was eager to get a couple of good results from the weekend. Once again that wasn't to be.”