Stability issues for Linfoot at Oulton Park


Dan Linfoot Oulton Park
Dan Linfoot had a tough day at Oulton Park (Credit: Honda Racing)

It was a difficult weekend for Dan Linfoot, with stability issues troubling the Honda Racing man in both races at Oulton Park.

The Yorkshireman struggled with feeling aboard his Fireblade and finished both races down in 16th position. In the second race of the day, Linfoot had made his way through to tenth place, but suffered a high-side midway through proceedings.

He managed to stay aboard his machine and rejoined the group down in 20th. Linfoot did all he could to push through and salvage any places possible but eventually had to settle for 16th.

Speaking about his weekend, Linfoot said: “Honestly all weekend we have struggled and I have felt like I’ve not been able to ride how I previously have here, we’ve been upside down, inside out and all over the place. We have tried to search and find the best setting, but still the stability issue for me remains. The result in the last race wasn’t a reflection of where I was running, as I was strong and in the top-ten, but had a high-side and ran off into the gravel losing a lot of places and had to rejoin in 20th.

“I’m obviously massively disappointed leaving here with no points, but Knockhill is up next and I had two solid races and two podiums there last year, so we now have to regroup, get back on it and join Jason at the sharp end! Well done to Jason and his crew on their podium finish, it won’t be long and we’ll be up there too!”

A double non-score for Linfoot leaves him down in 11th place in the championship standings. The 28-year-old is now 31 points behind the Showdown spots.

The MCE British Superbike Championship now has a six-week break in its season, with round four taking place at Knockhill in Scotland on June 16-18.