British rider Dan Linfoot has been axed from the Sicilia Aprilia 250 MotoGP team with three rounds of the 2007 season still remaining.
Linfoot had clinched a deal at Donington Park to replace Anthony West for the remainder of the 2007 world championship campaign with the Aussie securing a full-time ride with Kawasaki’s MotoGP squad.
But a string of poor results and big crashes have seen Dan Linfoot dropped from the squad for the last three races.
Linfoot’s spell with the Italian-based squad got off to a fantastic start when he finished ninth in a rain-soaked British MotoGP in late June, 2007.
But after that he failed to collect another point in the six races which followed and his tough time in adapting to the Aprilia wasn’t helped by a series of crashes.
It was rumoured at last month’s Japanese MotoGP in the Twin Ring Motegi Dan Linfoot had been axed for the Phillip Island, Sepang and Valencia races.
But he insisted he would still be with the Sicilia squad for the last three races.
Dan Linfoot’s departure from the Sicilia squad completes a tough 2007 for the former British 125 champion.
He had originally signed a deal to campaign this season for the Winona Racing outfit, but that collapsed over a sponsorship dispute.