Dan Linfoot says the gamble to opt for a wet set-up in race two was a disaster after his Showdown fight got off to a dreadful start after claiming just two points in Assen.

The Honda Racing rider struggled to find consistent race pace in dry conditions in the Netherlands and finished a lowly 14th in the opening race.

Under pressure to make amends in the second race and with the conditions being totally unpredictable, Linfoot took a risk and went for a wet set-up which backfired horrifically when the sun came out and ruined his race.

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Under MCE British Superbike rules each rider has only one bike and was forced to limp on at the back to eventually finish 22nd.

"This weekend has been one I'd quite like to forget," Linfoot said. "I made a bit of a gamble for race two and decided to go with wet tyres, which I felt was the right choice if the weather had maintained its pattern of raining, stopping and raining again. In hindsight, this was not the right choice.

"I could have been a hero... everyone will say what were you doing. It rained, it stopped, it rained, it stopped, it was quite wet to begin with and I thought I will go with it.

"Leaving Assen with two points is a disaster and I want to forget about this weekend and move to Silverstone where I hope I can get my Showdown off the ground."

Linfoot's misery in Assen leaves his title challenge in tatters as he trails BSB championship leader Josh Brookes by a whopping 94 points with five races, and a maximum of 125 points, remaining.