Wednesday, October 12

Buchan Returns!

Looking to make it a Treble, Thats Basildons Danny Buchan, A firm favourite with the Irish race fans, Danny Buchan has confirmed his return to the Hillsborough MCC end of season SUNFLOWER TROPHY RACE Meeting, which takes place at the Bishopscourt Race circuit, Friday and Saturday 21st and 22nd October.
Whilst 2016 may not have bought the results he was capable of in British Superbikes, Buchan,  the former 2014 British 1000cc Superstock champion, began the 2016 season with the Moto Rapido Ducati team, but unfortunately things didn’t work out for him, and he returned to the  Tsingtao/MSS Kawasaki squad, However, just prior the Dutch round of the BSB Championship last week, Danny and the team went their separate ways, But the good news is, that he has returned to MSS Kawasaki, the same team in  which he sealed success last year at the Sunflower Trophy races

Buchan “ Looking forward to coming back to defend my title. Really want the 3rd in a row, to take the trophy home.
I know it wont be easy with Glenn and a few others  going, but I know it will be a good fun, clean ,hard racing, and I looking forward to that, I will be there with Nick Morgan on a BSB Spec superbike, that we call the Hybird! as it was originally built in my Dads workshop!, so, yes, it should be good fun!.
The Sunflower is always a race that I look forward to, as There is always a great turnout, and great crowds, so Yeah, hope to see you all there”

The 23 year old rider, will be aiming for his third victory in succession, and if he can scoop the Sunflower trophy again this year, he will get to Keep this Prestigious trophy!, an achievement that can be shared with past triple winners, Scotlands Brian Morrisson and  our own Michael Laverty .

Note to editors;
The 2016 Sunflower race meeting will take place at the Bishopscourt Race Circuit.
Practice will take place on Friday 21st October, with three races on Friday evening, Saturday will see a 14 race programme including the Feature Race, the JAS Finlay Sunflower race over 12 laps.
This meeting is also the Final round of the Irish and Ulster Short Circuit Championships.
There will be two Classic Parades, One parade each day, More details of riders and machines in due course.

2016 Sunflower Qualifying and Race Schedule

Qualifying (Friday 9.00am) All sessions are timed.

1 & 11                        Supersport Cup
2 & 12                        Supersport
3 & 13                        Superbike Cup & F1
4 & 14                        Superbike
5 & 15                        125 / 305 Production
6 & 16                        Pre Injection / 250GP
7 & 17                        Sidecars
8 & 18                        Supertwins / Production Twins
9 & 19                        Supertwins / Production Twins
10 & 20                      Lightweight (Moto 3 / SS400 / Moto450)

Ronnie Donnan Memorial Parade Laps after Session 10

Friday Race.

1             Provincial Group Supersport Cup  / Superbike Cup  / F1    8 Laps                             
2             Norman Watt Motorcycles  125 / 305 Production              7 Laps
3             Ironside Trophies Pre Injection / 250GP                              8 Laps
               Non Qualifiers (If necessary)

Race Timetable – Saturday
Warm Up – 9am

1             Supersport Cup  / Superbike Cup  / F1
2             Supersport
3             125 / 305 Production
4             Pre Injection / 250GP
5             Superbike
6             Lightweight (Moto3 / SS400 / Moto450)
7             Supertwins / Production Twins
8             Sidecars

Saturday Race

1             Ashvale Farm Shop Supersport Cup / Superbike Cup  / F1  8 Laps
2             D B Tiles & Bathrooms Supersport                                     8 Laps
3             Global Oil Lightweight (Moto 3 (125GP) / SS400 )               8 Laps
4             Impact Bathrooms Supertwins / Production Twins                 8 Laps                                      
5             AJ Plumbing Supplies Ltd Superbike                                    8 Laps                                  
6             Wash and Dash Sidecars                                                       8 Laps
Ronnie Donnan Memorial Parade Laps

7             J.A.S. Finlay Sunflower Trophy Feature Race                        12 Laps
8             Nutt Travel Pre Injection / 250GP                                          8 Laps
9             Baloo Hire Lightweight (Moto 3 (125GP) / SS400 )               8 Laps
10          Schimmel Distribution Supersport                                          8 Laps
11          Impact Bathrooms Supertwins  / Production Twins                  8 Laps
12          Killough Contracts Sidecars                                                   8 Laps
13          The People’s Race Superbike                                                 8 Laps
14          A.J.M. Sales Ltd. 125 / 305 Production                                  7 Laps
               Non Qualifiers (If necessary)

Presentations at Podium after Each race

This will give Journalists the chance for after race interviews, and for Photographers to catch the winners with their silverware etc.

Riders are requested to;
Take all rubbish home .
Ensure that No tyres or oil to be put in bins!
& Circuit must be vacated by Saturday 7pm.

Bishopscourt Race Circuit; 29 Lismore Road, Bishopscourt, Downpatrick,BT30 7SY Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland; 028 4484 2202
From Southern Ireland ; 048 4484 2202

Photo; Danny Buchan on his way to winning the Sunflower trophy for the second time last year.
Baylon McCaughey PR Sunflower Trophy Races

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