Danny Buchan kept up his impressive form by topping the second consecutive British Superbike practice session at Knockhill.

2021 British Superbike Knockhill - Free Practice Results (2)
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Danny BuchanGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad47.376s
2Jason O'HalloranAUSMcAMS Ymaha+0.047s
3Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+0.219s
4Danny KentGBRBuildbase Suzuki+0.254s
5Christian IddonGBRVisiontrack Ducati+0.255s
6Tarran MackenzieGBRMcAMS Ymaha+0.273s
7Bradley RayGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing BMW+0.330s
8Peter HickmanGBRFHO Racing BMW+0.337s
9Glenn IrwinGBRHonda Racing UK+0.348s
10Lee JacksonGBRFS-3 Racing Kawasaki+0.356s
11Tommy BridewellGBRMoto Rapido Ducati+0.452s
12Ryan VickersGBRRAF Kawasaki+0.484s
13Josh BrookesAUSVisiontrack Ducati+0.489s
14Andrew IrwinGBRSYNETIQ BMW Motorrad+0.555s
15Kyle RydeGBRRICH Energy OMG Racing BMW+0.571s
16Gine ReaGBRBuildbase Suzuki+0.587s
17Dan LinfootGBRTAG Racing Honda+0.862s
18Joe FrancisGBRIforce BMW+0.903s
19Takumi TakahashiJAPHonda Racing UK+1.055s
20Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Kawasaki+1.222s
21Ryo MizunoJAPHonda Racing UK+1.258s
22Josh OwensGBRCDH Racing Kawasaki+1.370s
23Bjorn EstmentSACatfoss Racing Suzuki+1.484s
24Brad JonesGBRIforce BMW+1.751s
25Luke HopkinsGBRHopkins Honda Racing+1.771s
26Brian McCormackIRLFHO Racing BMW+2.520s
27Joey ThompsonGBRNP BMW+7.776s

Buchan’s marginal improvement of half a tenth from FP1 was good enough to claim top spot ahead of championship leader Jason O’Halloran and local favorite Rory Skinner. 

Along with Skinner, Danny Kent was another big mover from this morning as he claimed fourth for Buildbase Suzuki. Skinner finished FP1 eighth, while Kent was tenth quickest. 

Free Practice One

SYNETIQ BMW rider Buchan topped the opening Bennetts British Superbike free practice at Knockhill ahead of championship favorites Christian Iddon and O’Halloran. 

Buchan, the only current rider on the grid to win at the Scottish venue led most of the session, before O’Halloran and Iddon both set times fast enough for top spot late on. 

However, Buchan was undeterred by that as he regained first place with a 47.432s - +0.199s quicker than the Visiontrack Ducati. 

The short and undulating Knockhill circuit - always one for close racing, demonstrated this with how close lap times were. The top 14 were covered by one second as defending champion Josh Brookes brought up the rear of that group.