Danny Buchan will step in for the injured Stuart Easton at PBM Kawasaki for the penultimate round of the MCE British Superbike championship at Silverstone.

The 2014 National Superstock 1000 champion has enjoyed an impressive rookie season in BSB with Be Wiser Kawasaki but his season had been thrown into jeopardy after the team was forced to pull out of the remainder of 2015 due to a lack of finances.

Buchan has been picked up by reigning BSB champions PBM Kawasaki for round 11 and will act as stand in for Easton who is suffering from an aggravated knee injury from a crash at Oulton Park in September.

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"I'm delighted to join PBM Kawasaki this weekend as they have had so much success over the years," Buchan said. "I know it's going to be a very tough weekend with a lot of pressure as whilst I know the crew, I've never worked with any of them. We need to build solidly from the start and I'm targeting a couple of top ten finishes for the team, anything else will be a bonus.

"I can't thank Paul and his team enough for this opportunity. After my former team announced they weren't continuing, I was in the process of trying to put my own team together for the final couple of rounds when I got a call out of the blue from Paul.

"It will be a dream to work with Shane Byrne as he's the most successful rider in BSB history so I can't wait to get started and thanks to my personal sponsors for their continued support."

Team owner Paul Bird says his attention was captured by Buchan's double rostrum result earlier this month at Oulton Park and after Be Wiser Kawasaki confirmed it had withdrawn from the rest of the season he saw an excellent opportunity.

"We did our best to run Stuart at Assen but he's still struggling with his knee injury and we didn't want to risk him again," Bird said. "Given the circumstances which have arisen over these past few days with Danny, we thought we'd give him the chance.

"He's a talented rider who has shown some great potential this season culminating with that double podium at Oulton Park and is familiar with the brand of bike we race. It's vitally important that we put out two riders for the remainder of the season and whilst there is no pressure on him whatsoever, Danny is capable of being towards the front and Shane Byrne can concentrate on getting back to winning ways at Silverstone."