Dan Linfoot has endured contrasting emotions during the Oulton Park race weekend as he was cruelly denied back-to-back wins by an engine blow while comfortably leading in the wet opener before bouncing back with his maiden victory in dry conditions for Honda.

Coming off the back of his maiden MCE British Superbike race win in the Silverstone finale last weekend, Linfoot once again mastered the wet weather conditions in the opener at the Cheshire track to lead by 10 seconds until an untimely engine blow-up curtailed his charge.

Seeking redemption in the dry race two, Linfoot battled back to take the lead off Leon Haslam on the final lap at Hislops before holding off the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider for his and the new Honda Fireblade's first win in dry conditions in BSB.

“I am absolutely made up with the last race win, I have now taken a race in the wet and also in the dry, so I have shown that I do have the potential,” Linfoot said. “I was upset after the opening race, so the final win was from the heart. I went into the race wanting to win and wanting to put everything right after the first race.

“The Fireblade has made a huge step forward these last few rounds and sometimes I haven’t had the best of luck, but I think that’s starting to turn now.

“I am excited for the next few rounds and I was aiming to get on the podium as much as I could towards the end of the season, but I never quite thought I’d end up with two race wins, so that’s a bonus.”

 

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