Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot has returned to track in the MCE British Superbike championship after his five-week enforced absence as he recovered from a broken wrist. The Yorkshireman broke the wrist on the opening day of the second round of the series, after a Clearways highside at Brands Hatch.
However, his crash came just after a stellar performance at the opening round of the series, pushing reigning champion Shane Byrne all the way in race two at Donington – and proving that he still may well be a title contender for 2015.
With only limited testing completed at Snetterton, with the team’s World Endurance rider Julien Da Costa taking on the bulk of the development work, Linfoot says nonetheless he’s just glad to be back on a bike.
"This was a period I am pleased to see the back of as we started the season in such a good place at Donington Park, so to have that put on hold at the second round was a big downer. The aim of course was to be back for Snetterton because we want to get back to where we need to be in the championship ready for the rest of the season.
"It has been an intense time from the moment you have the crash because you have to put it behind you as soon as possible and focus on the recovery and getting back to where you need to be. From the operation to now I have been having physio and hyperbaric chamber sessions so it has been a combination of everything to get me back as soon as possible. When you are at home watching the racing from the sofa it makes you appreciate how much you want to be on track and how much you miss it when you aren't!"