British Superbike rider Danny Buchan has been racing motorcycles since the age of 6. After becoming the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 champion in 2017, Danny will be returning to the Bennets British Superbike Championship alongside FS3 Racing Kawasaki for the 2018 season.
Danny 'Boom' Buchan began racing in 1999 on a (the bike). After many successful seasons in National motocross, winning many races and championships, the decision was made to switch onto the tarmac with the Aprilia Superteens class for 2007 & 2008.
Also during the 2008 season, Danny stepped up onto a Formula 400 machine which he continued on into the following season, becoming the champion that year. Alongside this, he was able to also compete in the MRO 600 class where he finished 2nd in his first season on the bike.
2010 would see Danny being promoted into the National Superstock 600 class and after a successful rookie season in the British Championship, he managed to finish 3rd. Danny would soon be picked up by the MSS Performance Kawasaki 1000 team and finished 3rd in his first season on the 1000cc machinery.
In 2012, Danny's career progressed into the premier class in the UK, the British Superbike Championship, where he competed throughout the year with some entries in the National Superstock 1000 Championship too. The following year, Danny would stay in the British Superbike Championship and then compete in the Supersport class to end the season.
A decision was made to step back into the highly competitive National Superstock 1000 Class, with aims on becoming British Champion, which he was able to do! After his superb winning streak in the 2014 season, an offer came up for him to compete back in the British Superbike Championship for the BeWiser team. He also managed to have a wildcard with the PBM team at the end of the season. Danny continued in the British Superbike class for 2016, this time switching from Kawasaki to the Moto Rapido Ducati team.
After spending two years in the premier class, last season, Danny made the decision to return to the Superstock 1000 Championship with aims to regain the British title. He had a hard fought season but after many wins, Danny become British Champion once again!
This year, Danny will return to the British Superbike Championship with the Kawasaki FS-3 team.
"Thank you to Nigel and Darren at FS-3 Racing for giving me an opportunity to be back in the Superbike class and thanks to Kawasaki UK and Team Green for adding another year to our already strong relationship, which was formed in 2010! I'm happy to be going back into the premier class on a bike I know so well and coming off a Championship win is always great. I've been in this position before so I know what I'm jumping into, but now I'm three years older and three years wiser, so that puts me in a better position. We are going to work hard throughout winter to be best prepared come round one.”