Dan Linfoot has claimed his and the new Honda Fireblade’s first MCE British Superbike race win in the craziest of circumstances as just seven riders see the finish.

In treacherous rainy conditions and starting from 21st on the grid after getting tangled up in a first-lap crash with Taylor Mackenzie and Lee Jackson in Sunday’s opening race, Linfoot held his nerve to carve through the order as the bulk of the BSB field slipped of in the wet to see Linfoot guide Honda to its first win with the new Fireblade after the race was halted at two-thirds race distance.

Despite missing out on the BSB Showdown Linfoot still relished his first win in the series having bounced back from three crashes during Silverstone round.

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“I am so happy to finally take my first BSB race win, I was starting to think it was never going to happen with all the times I have been trying and either crashed out of the lead, or gave it to Jason on the last corner at Snetterton last year!” Linfoot said. “Today it was meant to be I guess.

“I haven’t had the easiest of weekends with three crashes and have made some work for the team, but to be rewarded with my first win and the new Fireblade’s first win feels good.

“It’s a funny one, the race where everyone else crashes out I stay on, I think there was only about seven finishers! We have a good wet setting with the Fireblade and had a test a few months ago at Knockhill, where we managed to find something good there, so going into the race I knew we could be strong.

“Once I was settled I was able to push and made it to the front. Just a massive thanks to the team really, three years of trying and we get that first win today.”