Dan Linfoot says Honda Racing's recent mid-season test at Cadwell Park has given him renewed confidence in the fight for a Showdown spot.

The North Yorkshire rider trails the top six by 19 points in the MCE British Superbike Championship standings but with both PBM Kawasaki's Stuart Easton and JG Speedfit Kawasaki's James Ellison out injured the make-up of the top six riders contesting the three round finale could dramatically alter.

So far only Milwaukee Yamaha's Josh Brookes and defending BSB champion Shane Byrne have guaranteed themselves Showdown spots and Linfoot is determined to reach the top six shootout for the second consecutive season.

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After a test at the Lincolnshire track the Honda rider feels he has the potential to fight for rostrums after making a return to the podium last time out with second place in race one at Thruxton.

"We're in a good position going into Cadwell Park as we did a huge amount of work at the recent test and although it's never been one of my strongest circuits, I'm feeling fairly confident going into the weekend," Linfoot said. "I'm in good form after my podium at the last round and just hope I can continue that."

Linfoot, along with team-mate Jenny Tinmouth, will be the sole representatives for Honda Racing at its home event after fellow Showdown contender Jason O'Halloran suffered a nasty crash during qualifying at Thruxton in which he broke his leg, ruling him out of contention.

"I want to put on a good show for the team and especially now as Jason is out with his injury," he added. "My main goal for the weekend is to collect some solid points to put me in contention for the Showdown, of course a podium would be nice, but I'm not going to do anything silly, just knuckle down and put in the work."