MCE British Superbike Showdown 'Title Fighter' Dan Linfoot was back to his best at Assen, where the Quattro Plant Kawasaki rider forced himself back into the rostrum mix.

Linfoot finished sixth in the wet in race one after running as high as second and showed his pace in the dry in race two, closing down the leaders and passing Tyco Suzuki's John Hopkins to secure fourth place.

The Yorkshire rider, who claimed a podium at Oulton Park earlier in the season, is fifth in the championship standings overall, 19 points ahead of Chris Walker and only seven behind Milwaukee Yamaha's Tommy Bridewell.

It was a productive weekend for Linfoot, but the Kawasaki rider was disappointed that he failed in his attempt to make it onto the rostrum.

"Today has been a positive race day for me and it's been nice to repeat the form I showed at Thruxton and Oulton Park and prove it wasn't a fluke," he said.

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"However, at the same time I'm disappointed as I did a great job to get into a fight with the race leaders but didn't finish the job off by fighting with them for the podium.

"I genuinely feel like the first loser today but my team did a great job by continually improving the bike over the race weekend and we've got five more races still to go to get ourselves back onto the rostrum."

The penultimate round of the MCE British Superbike Championship series takes place in two weeks' time at Silverstone.