BSB: Realistic Linfoot targets third in series
Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot has his sights firmly set on finishing third in this year’s MCE British Superbike Championship after a strong performance last time out at Donington Park saw him overtake team-mate Jason O’Halloran in the title chase.
Aware it’ll take a major drama to close the gap to Shane Byrne and Leon Haslam fighting at the top of the standings, the Yorkshireman is keen to get in the mix as the penultimate round of the series gets underway at Assen this weekend.
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“I’m feeling good heading to Assen, I love the circuit and this part of the season,” said Linfoot. “We had a good result at Donington, race two was definitely better than race one and it’s moved us up in the standings and I really feel I’m able to challenge for further podiums and be with the leading group. We managed to pull out a podium finish when it mattered and when the pressure was on, which was important for the championship and was important for us to kick off the Showdown with a strong round.
“Ideally, this weekend we carry on our good form with two strong races and, of course, two podiums. If I was to finish the year third in the championship I’d be happy, of course the aim and dream is to win, but I’m being realistic now. I will be content with third place, but I am sure everyone else wants that spot too, so I’m going to have to fight to protect it.”