Dan Linfoot says taking second place in race two at Donington Park can spark up momentum heading into the final five races of the season having moved to third in the MCE British Superbike championship.

The Honda Racing rider responded from a frustrating race one in seventh place despite being in touching distance of the top five, to claim second place behind double winner Shane Byrne.

With a much smoother start Linfoot rose to fourth early on and after getting past a fading James Ellison his JG Speedfit Kawasaki team-mate Leon Haslam crashed out ahead to see Linfoot record his best finish since his double runner-up results at Snetterton.

With his team-mate Jason O'Halloran being pushed out in race two and Ellison's tyre problems, Linfoot has leapfrogged the pair into third place in the riders' standings and is keen to use the result as a kicker for the final two rounds.

"I wasn't very happy with race one as I had an average start and ended up boxed in on the first lap," Linfoot said. "I ended up seventh place in the end but only just off the back of fifth.

"I had a good feeling on the bike and in myself so I was determined to make a good start in race two and be with the front group. I was able to put in a good performance and keep consistent and as a result came away with a second place, which is really important points and its moved me up into third in the championship. If we can keep this performance going into Assen I think we're going to have a really good end to the season."