Dan Linfoot has clinched his first MCE British Superbike championship race win and the new Honda Fireblade’s maiden victory as Jake Dixon holds on to book his place in the Showdown top six as just seven riders see the end of the red-flagged race.

In terrible rainy conditions the BSB Showdown decider still had two top six spots to be confirmed between Dixon, Jason O’Halloran, Luke Mossey and Christian Iddon. While conditions initially appeared okay to race the rain intensified and the rate of attrition ramped up from lap six which saw just seven riders remain on track before the red flag finish at the end of lap nine.

Dixon was the only rider out of the BSB Showdown contenders to stay upright to take third and duly book his top six place, while O’Halloran also made it into the Showdown despite tipping off.

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The rider who held his nerve the best was Linfoot to take his first BSB win ahead of Michael Laverty, taking his first podium of the year, as Dixon rounded out the rostrum to grab an emotional Showdown spot.

Out of the remaining finishers James Westmoreland finished fourth ahead of Jakub Smrz, Bradley Ray and Lee Jackson – as every other rider crashed out in the rain.