BSB: Linfoot: 'I'd have crashed before settling for second!'
Dan Linfoot backed up his wet weather win at Silverstone with two stunning rides this weekend that could have seen him clinch three victories in a row had his engine not let go in Sunday’s opening race.
The Honda Racing star says his maiden victory last time out didn’t feel like a win with just six other riders finishing the race, but he was able to further show his potential at Oulton Park this weekend.
Sublime pace in the wet saw Linfoot build a ten second lead on rivals in the opening race before his Honda Fireblade SP2’s motor blew with just three laps to go, but the devastating disappointment just spurred the Yorkshire rider on as he’d go on to pip Leon Haslam to victory in the dry second race by just 0.054 seconds.
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“My win in Silverstone wasn’t the best way to win a race with so many riders crashing out, so to do this here means a lot,” Linfoot said. “I feel this is my first genuine win, and that’s a nice feeling as I’ve been close on so many occasions.
“I felt really good in race one in the wet and pretty much everyone else finished that one, so that would have been a real win but the motor let go! I won’t lie, I had a bit of a cry about it in the back of the truck when I got back, It hit me hard, but that turned out to be a good thing as for the last race I was pretty pissed off. I was willing to chuck it up the road before settling for second and it looks like it worked!”
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