Dan Linfoot will move to the TAG Racing squad alongside Shaun Winfield for the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike season.
Linfoot endured a troubling 2018 campaign, thwarted by injury bringing his four-year tenure with the factory Honda team which yielded two wins, numerous podiums and two appearances in the BSB Showdown.
Moving to TAG to campaign their Yamaha YZF-R1 next year, Linfoot is hoping to rejuvenate his career after what he says was one of his toughest years in racing.
““I’m really happy to have signed with TAG Racing and Rob Winfield. 2018 has been a disastrous season for me so I’m really happy to have agreed a deal for 2019 with a new team, providing a new challenge and a new feeling on a different bike. Hopefully we can have success this season and both get back to the results that we know we are both capable of.
“I’m looking forward to starting testing. I’ll hopefully get to ride the bike early into the new year but for now it is nice to know that I’m going to be part of the grid once again and I’ll be looking to build on some success I’ve had in previous seasons.
Thanks to Rob and the TAG Racing team for the opportunity, I’m really looking forward to getting started.”
Shaun Winfield, who enjoyed his best BSB season to date in 2018, added: : “I’m over the moon to be staying in the Bennetts British Superbike class for 2019 and after this season I’m more excited than I ever have been. My results improved vastly from previous years in 2018 and that is something I’m looking to build on.
“I have been extremely lucky in the last two years to have had Josh and James as my team mates, I learnt a lot from them not just on the track but off the track too and to now have Dan on the opposite side of the garage I’ve once again got someone I can soak up advice from to better myself.
“What is even more exciting is that Chris Walker will stay with me, last years success was mainly down him and the way he helped me certainly didn’t go unnoticed so I’m expecting more of the same in 2019.