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Buchan maintains his momentum for Seton Tuning Yamaha
9:45am Friday 13th September 2013 in Sport
DANNY Buchan maintained his perfect point-scoring record in round nine of the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship at Donington Park.
Driving for Colchester-based team Seton Tuning Yamaha, he finished ninth to claim a third top-ten finish and move up to 17th in the title race.
Buchan said: “I’m happy with the weekend’s results and the progress we made.
“We knew my size would hinder me at these last four rounds but the boys are working hard to get the extra out of the bike and I’m quite content with top ten.
“I just need to break that top-seven and get with that front group.”
Seton Tuning Yamaha’s James Mutton continued his steep learning curve, in the hotly-contested Pirelli National Superstock Championship.
The young Australian rider missed the earlier round at Donington at the end of May and was on the back foot from the first session.
Faced with a tall task in a wet free practice and first qualifying session, Mutton fell victim to fast flowing circuit.
He tipped off his Yamaha on just his sixth lap, leaving him languishing second from last heading into the second qualifying session.
Despite feeling a little sore, Mutton bounced back posting what would be his fastest lap of the weekend to qualify in 28th position for the race.
With a steady start from the lights on the opening lap, he looked to make in-roads on the riders ahead.
However, an off-track excursion pushed him to the back of the field and a mountain to climb over the next 13 laps.
Mutton used all of his ability along with a little luck to close down the gap to the riders ahead to move from 37th on the opening lap to 25th at the chequered flag.
This position was boosted by one place with the post-race disqualification of fifth-placed finisher, Michael Robertson.
Mutton said: “It was a really difficult weekend for me at Donington Park.
“After a decent sized off in a wet Q1, I was feeling pretty sore for Q2 the following day.
“As I missed the first round at Donington earlier in the year, I was behind from the start.
“And this was reflected with one of my poorest qualifying positions to date.
“I made a reasonable start then ran off track trying to make positions and I’m pleased to have fought back to finish ahead of my grid position.”
Buchan is next in action in round ten which takes place at Assen in the Netherlands, later this month.
He will be the sole Seton Tuning Yamaha rider competing, as the Superstock riders are next in action for the penultimate round at Silverstone from October 4.
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