Knockhill: Double podium ignites Linfoot’s Showdown charge

Dan Linfoot has recorded his first double podium result at an MCE British Superbike round and feels momentum gained from Knockhill shows a maiden win is within reach.
Dan Linfoot has recorded his first double podium result at an MCE British Superbike round with a second and a third and feels the momentum gained from Knockhill shows a maiden win is well within reach in 2016.

The Honda Racing rider consistently battled at the sharp-end throughout the weekend at the home of Scottish motorsport and after finding useful gains in warm-up as well as during free practice Linfoot duly delivered with a first double rostrum result of his career.

Linfoot narrowly missed out on a maiden race win to JG Speedfit Kawasaki's Leon Haslam in a dry race one and despite also demonstrating the Honda's potential in the wet with third place he was pipped on the line by another JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider in the shape of James Ellison.

“I am happy with how this weekend has gone and to get my first podium of 2016 in race one in second place was great and then to get my first double BSB podium with race two is even better,” Linfoot said. “Of course in racing you always want to win and today again we were so close.

“I felt quietly confident after this morning's warm up and in the past we've seemed to be quite steady on a Friday, so I pulled my finger out this round and made sure we had two good practice sessions.

“I'm so happy with the Fireblade and it worked so well in both the wet and dry conditions, and goes to show that it still has the pace to keep us in the mix. I really enjoyed both races and want to keep this momentum now for the rest of the season and hope I can take my first BSB race win soon.”

Linfoot's results saw him leap up to ninth in the BSB riders' championship and close to within nine points of the Showdown spots.

Tagged as: linfoot , Dan Linfoot

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit:]
Andy Reid, Tyco BMW, [Credit: TAS Racing]
Jake Dixon, RAF Reserves Kawasaki [Credit: MSV BSB Media]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.