Round 12. Kent. Finale.

Suddenly, it’s nearly all over. Setting up our garage at Brands Hatch ready for the final three races of the season. Garage allocation is based on current championship standings so there we were, between the three Ducatis and the factory Yamahas, a clear indication we’d had a pretty good year. But let’s not get ahead […]

Round Eleven. Leicestershire. Wet or Dry.

Back to Donington Park – full grand prix layout this time – for part two of the three round end of season championship Showdown. Danny fourth in the standings, four points behind Tommy Bridewell. All to play for in the fight for a championship podium spot. Lee safe in third place on the Superstock 1000 […]

Round Ten. Holland. Showtime.

Long weekend on the continent. TT Circuit Assen. Cathedral of Speed. Danny lining up alongside Redding, Brookes, Bridewell, Mackenzie and Hickman for the end of season Showdown. That’s us, up at the sharp end! (No Lee this weekend as the superstock 1000 class doesn’t have a round at Assen). A lot has happened since Oulton […]

Round Nine. Cheshire Again. Never Easy, is it?

It doesn’t get much better than (mostly) lovely Autumn weather at Oulton Park. Picturesque setting, huge crowd and seemingly non-stop drama on the track. Last time I predicted that unless we got hit by a bolt of lightning then Danny would easily qualify for the end of season Showdown. We almost did, but he still did […]

Round Eight. Lincolnshire Wolds. Pressure building.

Danny and Lee are fast around Cadwell Park, the most technically demanding track we visit and one which places a premium on skill and bravery. Lee Jackson superbike lap record holder. Danny Buchan superstock 1000 lap record holder. Last year was good for Lee: race winner. Not so good for Danny as a big off […]

Round Seven. Hampshire. Tyre Life.

Lots of laps since last time. International man of mystery Danny Buchan was away in Japan making his debut in the renowned Suzuka Eight Hour endurance race. Fastest rider for the three-man Swizz Bolliger Kawasaki team, together they came home a very creditable P15 out of 70 starters. One of the top Pirelli teams too, […]

Round Six. Norfolk. Funny Old Game.

The Snetterton 300 layout is a proper circuit for riders and spectators alike. Still bathed in the glory of our maiden superbike win at Knockhill we were itching to get going. We knew the layout with its hard acceleration zones and long straights would favour the new Ducatis and Danny’s size would penalise us, but […]

Round Five. Bonnie Scotland. Superbike Winners.

This is the blog I’ve dreamt of writing. FS-3 Racing and Danny Buchan, superbike class winners. Here’s how it all unfolded. We were in Scotland so there was a chance of the weather introducing some variables, and so it proved. The heatwave just about reached Knockhill on Friday but by Saturday and Sunday it was […]

Round Four. Soggy Kent. Wet or Dry.

Last year we arrived at Brands Hatch at the height of the heatwave which had left the spectator banks scorched brown. This year there were pictures of Graham Hill Bend submerged by a flash flood earlier in the week. Fortunately, things had dried out when we arrived, but the weather was looking changeable, to say […]

Round Three. Back to Leicestershire. Funny Old Weekend.

More particularly, back to the original Donington Park national circuit layout, last used by the British Superbike Championship in 2002. That event marked Shakey Byrne’s first win in the championship he went on to dominate. The layout misses the Melbourne Loop and instead uses the Roberts esses to link the back straight with the start/finish […]

Round Two. Chilly Cheshire. Consistent Performances.

The whole team, and especially Danny and Lee, were looking forward to Oulton Park. A proper circuit after the high-speed triangle of the Silverstone National layout and one which demands precise bike set up and rider commitment. Better still, a test day was scheduled for the week before the round. We’d be able to fine-tune […]

Round One. Sunny Silverstone. And so it Begins.

Something unusual happened. Standard Silverstone issue thermals packed away after the previous week’s test day to be replaced by short sleeves as we bathed in the glorious Easter weather. One less variable to worry about on track and a draw for a big crowd. Although it provides great entertainment, the Silverstone National layout over 1.64 […]

Spain, Portugal, Silverstone. Testing Times.

With the winter’s preparations completed, the FS-3 Racing transporter set off south. Over 1,000 miles south in fact, as the crow flies, to Seville in southern Spain. A couple of days or so by road and ferry, if you’re unfortunate enough to have to do the driving. The new for 2019 ‘official’ Bennett’s British Superbike […]

A Winter’s Tale. Five Months Preparing for a Test.

The 2019 Bennett’s British Superbike Championship started for FS-3 Racing as the flag dropped on the final race of 2018 at Brands Hatch. A cold mid-October afternoon. Five months later, Mediterranean warmth in mid-March. This week our superbike and superstock 1000 machines will be rolling down the pitlane at the Monte Blanco circuit in southern […]

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