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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.


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