Danny Buchan wants to find consistency in his racing to convert a second place start into a maiden British Superbike rostrum.

The Be Wiser Kawasaki rider, who graduated into BSB as National Superstock 1000 champion last year, has notched up his best qualifying performance of the season by converting his promising free practice pace into second on the grid for tomorrow's race one.

Buchan became the sole rider to seriously threaten pole sitter Josh Brookes by heading proceeding in Q1 and Q2 but eventually slipped behind the Milwaukee Yamaha rider by 0.459s.

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"It was a good session for us as we were fastest in the first two qualifying parts and put the pressure on Brookes," Buchan said. "But he found form in that last one and managed to gap me which I am not too worried about.

"The race tomorrow is going to be about consistency and for me it will be about getting out there and finding a rhythm and working to see what we can do."

The BSB rookie believes if Brookes replicates his free practice form in the races he will be hard to catch but sees himself as one of the few riders who has the potential to upset the MCE British Superbike championship leader.

"We seem to be the only two who can do consistent 1m 26s laps so I think that it can be a good race," he added. "Brookes is riding amazing at the minute but hopefully we can turn up and ride better on the day.

"The plan of attack is to get a good start and see where we are to maintain that throughout the race and go from there. If we are in a podium position then perfect but if not I'll have to work for it. The minimum I want is top six and at best a podium would be mega."