Quattro Plant Kawasaki's Dan Linfoot remains in the hunt for third place overall in the MCE British Superbike Championship after a solid points haul at Silverstone.

The Yorkshire rider had qualified on the third row in the damp for the opening race but came through to earn his best result of the penultimate Showdown weekend with fourth place on the ZX-10R.

Linfoot took some time to get to grips with his Kawasaki after his team made alterations to the gearing for race two, but finished seventh to move himself to within six points of Milwaukee Yamaha's Josh Brookes in third place in the points table.

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Linfoot, who has been a model of consistency all season, scoring points in every race, said: "Even though I took fourth place in the first race, I wasn't totally comfortable with the bike going into the corners so I made some massive changes to the gearing in between the races and it completely changed the pattern of the bike.

"It took too long to get used to everything, practically the first half of the race, but I eventually felt happier with the bike and was at least able to move forward in the closing stages.

"Fourth and seventh place finishes aren't quite what I was hoping for but I've again made up some points on the two Yamahas so my consistency is paying off," he added.

"We've three races at Brands so we'll see if this tortoise can out run the hares and move up to third overall."