Dan Linfoot returns to BSB with GBmotoHonda

'BSB is an ultra-competitive series which is continually being proven as the place to be, so I'm very pleased to be on-board with GBmoto' - Dan Linfoot

Dan Linfoot will be back in the MCE British Superbike Championship next season after signing with GBmoto Honda.

Linfoot completes the team's line-up alongside Peter Hickman.

He was left reeling after being dropped by the Mahi Kawasaki team for the 2013 World Supersport Championship.

Linfoot joined the Kawasaki outfit midway through this season when it was running under the MSD R-N banner and secured a shock podium finish at Magny-Cours in the final round.

However, despite being told a ride was available for 2013, Linfoot was left out of the team, which has secured factory backing from Kawasaki and will field reigning champion Kenan Sofuoglu and Fabien Foret instead.

However, Linfoot is now looking ahead to his BSB return and hopes to make amends for his World Supersport disappointment.

“I'm over the moon to reach this agreement with GBmoto and to be back competing in BSB,” he said.

“I've had a very scattered past few seasons and feel I can make a 'home' with this team.

“Mark (Smith-Halvorsen) is very driven to succeed in BSB and of course I hope to fit the bill and reach targets that we set.

“BSB is an ultra competitive series, which is continually being proven as the place to be, so I'm very pleased to be on-board with GBmoto,” he added.

“It is great to be riding alongside Peter (Hickman) and working with Matt Llewellyn as my crew chief.

“A huge thanks to Mark and his group of backers for putting their belief in me and I'm really looking forward to 2013.”

Team manager Terry Liquorish believes Linfoot has all the credentials to become a leading contender in BSB.

“Dan is one of the best riders in the UK and, despite his relatively young age, he has a wealth of experience that's been gained at the highest levels of motorcycle racing,” he said.

“There is no doubt that he is capable of challenging for top honours in the MCE British Superbike championship.

“The addition of Matt Llewellyn as crew chief for Dan is also another indication of our commitment to build the team's strength and capabilities, right across the board, and offer a solid return for our sponsors and other partners.”

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Selor - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 7:44 AM

It's a pity he lost the wss ride. Actually he was always strong with a 600 bike. He proved it in 600 european stock, bss, cev moto 2 and last year in wss. This guy as an amazing talent, but he is not lucky. I saw him in Vallelunga, Italy, some years ago for a european 250 championship race. It was the FIRST time he used a 250, in a never seen before difficult circuit and he... won.

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