Already established in the World Superbike support paddock, Beowulf Racing has expanded its motorcycle road race team for 2008 having signed ex-125 and 250cc MotoGP rider Dan Linfoot.
The 19-year-old looks likely to contest the European Superstock 600 Championship, although an entry into the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup has not been ruled out and a final decision will be made following the team’s three-day test at Cartagena, Spain this week.
“I'm really excited about joining the Beowulf Team for 2008,” said Linfoot. “I'm very thankful to the whole team for this great opportunity, and can't wait to get the ball rolling with my aim being to finish in the top three of the championship. "
Eighteen-year-old Gino Rea continues with Beowulf Racing for a second crack at the European Superstock 600 Championship.
Gino made an impressive debut in 2007 finishing in 12th place overall, the top rookie Brit in the series. The Epsom-based teenager scored a best result of third at Valencia as well as notching up National-series race wins in both Spain and the Czech Republic. Now fully familiar with the international circuits he’ll be riding at, Rea is set for even further success in 2008.
Beowulf will also field Pat McDougall (22) in the new-for-2008 UK Superstock 600 series, which will run at the prestigious British Superbike Championship meetings.
Check out the links below to hear audio interviews with the team and riders throughout the three day test.
Dan Linfoot after Day 1
Gino Rea after day 1
Pat McDougall after day 1
Team Manager Andy Stone after day 2
Dan Linfoot after Day 2
Gino Rea after day 2
Pat McDougall after day 2
Team Manager Andy Stone after day 3
Dan Linfoot after Day 3
Gino Rea after day 3
Pat McDougall after day 3