Danny Buchan has confirmed he won’t see out the remainder of the 2023 British Superbike Championship season due to injury, which in turn brings an end to his time in the TAS Racing SYNETIQ BMW team.
The Essex rider has been sidelined since crashing heavily at Cadwell Park, Buchan already forced to miss both that event and the following Oulton Park round.
However, on the advice of medical professionals, he won’t be present for the final two events of the 2023 season at Donington Park and Brands Hatch. The latest injury comes amid a bruisingly torrid campaign that has seen Buchan miss races due to ailments sustained in huge accidents at Silverstone and Snetterton.
It means Buchan has already completed his final event for SYNETIQ BMW, with whom he has raced since 2021 after it was confirmed he won’t be retained for 2024.
In that time Buchan has achieved four wins and ten podiums and reached the Title Showdown in 2021.
“Obviously this isn’t the way, we as a team, wanted to end 2023. It’s been a tough season for both myself and SYNETIQ BMW, as I really had my mind set on coming back for the final two rounds and ending the season with some strong results.
“However, having spoken to the specialist, he advised that I sit out the rest of the season based on the injury and I need to take that advice onboard.
“I want to thank Philip Neill and the SYNETIQ BMW team for the past three seasons, where we have shared some victories and podiums together.
“We have had some great days as a team and I’m grateful to have played a small part in the TAS Racing history. I wish them all the best for the future.”