Dan Linfoot will line-up alongside Shaun Winfield at TAG Racing for the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike season after making the move from Honda Racing.
Linfoot’s fourth and final season with the Honda Racing team was plagued with injuries and bad luck. During his time there, Linfoot achieved two race wins, multiple podiums, and was in the end of season showdown on two occasions.
Having recovered from his injuries, Linfoot is now looking forward to a fresh challenge in 2019. He said:
“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. I must thank Rob and the TAG Racing team for the opportunity, I’m really looking forward to getting started.”
Linfoot will line-up alongside Winfield, who enjoyed his most successful season in BSB this year. The 25-year-old collected his greatest ever amount of points and progressed into Q2 for the first time in his career.
On his new deal, Winfield said:
“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. 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 to him and the way he helped me certainly didn’t go unnoticed so I’m expecting more of the same in 2019. I know that the team are working hard behind the scenes to improve on the package, and I can’t wait to get out on the bike in testing.”
TAG Racing now have an extensive testing programme in place ahead of the new season, with tests planned in Spain in the new year.