Danny Buchan begins this weekend’s round two at Knockhill as the only current British Superbike rider to have won at the Scottish venue. 

Buchan’s victory in 2019 was his first ever in the Superbike class as he dominated proceedings ahead of eventual series champion Scott Redding and Xavi Fores.

Following a strong debut performance for SYNETIQ BMW two weeks ago at Oulton Park which saw Buchan claim a best finish of fourth, the Brit is hoping to make that one better this weekend. 

Buchan said: "I’m looking forward to this weekend. I’ve always had good experiences at Knockhill and always had good results. 

"I think that from the test we did there the BMW worked really well and I’m open minded on the actual results. 

"I’d obviously like to get on the podium, but ultimately I’d just like to come away with three strong points finishes, that is the goal."

The former Kawasaki rider lamented a poor qualifying at Oulton Park - without that Buchan believes podium finishes were on the cards.

"Oulton Park was a bit of an up and down weekend really. I started the weekend pretty strong and was top-three, top-four and felt really strong, but then I sort of put myself on the back foot and qualified twelfth," added Buchan.

"For race one we opted for the harder option tyre which was probably a bit of a mistake on my behalf really because the track temperature was high and that gave me the twelfth fastest lap for the next race and I was on the back foot again. 

"And round there, unless you’ve qualified on the front it’s so hard to get with the leaders and keep with them."