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Rider Number 4 Date of Birth 08/07/1988

Dan Linfoot has gained a vast amount of motorcycle racing experience competing in the World Supersport Championship, British Supersport Championship, European 250cc Championship, 250 GP and is now a shining talent in the British Superbike Championship.

Starting his motorcycle career at the tender age of 13, Dan competed in the 2001 National Minibike Championship, where he continued in the series in 2002. In 2004 he moved into the 125cc category and in 2005 finished fourth overall in the championship.

2006 saw a move to the British 125cc and 250cc Championship as well as taking part in the European 250cc championship and the 250cc Grand Prix. In 2007 he rode at seven rounds of the World 250cc GP. In 2008 a ride in the European Superstock Championship saw him finish the season fifth overall.

In 2009 Linfoot moved back to England to race in the British Supersport Championship where he finished third at the first race at Brands Hatch. Unfortunately after a crash at the Snetterton round, he broke his metatarsals, but returned after three weeks scoring a respectable seventh and fifth places at Brands Hatch. That same year Dan was then given the chance to race in the British Superbike Championship replacing an injured Jon Kirkham and just one week after his BSB debut, he was given a wildcard entry to the World Supersport Championship at Magny-Cours. Linfoot finished the British Supersport Championship that year overall in seventh.

In 2010 and 2011 he continued in the British Superbike Championship where he finished 14th in 2010 and 19th the following year. In 2012 the British rider spent half a season in the World Supersport Championship, with a best race result of third place and came back to BSB in 2013 finishing in 12th in the overall standings. For 2014 Dan joined the Quattro Plant Kawasaki team in the British Superbike Championship, where he scored his first ever BSB podium in third place and finished the season fifth.

The 2015 season saw Dan with the Honda Racing team as they made their long-awaited return to the championship after a year developing the Fireblade. Breaking his wrist at the second round he was sidelined for two rounds, but made a triumphant return securing a place in the all-important Showdown and collecting four podium finishes to his name.

Entering 2016 determined to get his debut BSB win with Honda Racing. Dan set about collecting podiums with the first two at the fourth round at Knockhill, Scotland. But it was the fifth round at Snetterton which got heads turning, where Dan battled with team-mate Jason O’Halloran from the start in race one and saw both Hondas leading the way. In a nail biting race from start to finish, the Honda team-mates were neck and neck, swapping places and paint. It looked as if the debut win was in the bag for the Yorkshireman, but a small mistake at the final turn saw The O’Show victorious and Dan runner-up. Securing a place in the Showdown Dan finished the year fourth overall, with six podium finishes to his name.

2017 will be an exciting year for Dan as he’s back with the Honda team for his third year aboard the all-new Honda Fireblade, in his quest to claim that elusive race win.

Career Highlights:
2016 4th - British Superbike Championship (Honda Racing)
2015 5th - British Superbike Championship (Honda Racing)
2014 5th - British Superbike Championship
2013 12th - British Superbike Championship
2012 12th - British Superbike Championship
2011 19th - British Superbike Championship
2010 14th - British Superbike Championship
2009 14th - British Superbike Championship
2008 5th - European Superstock Championship
2007 5th - European Superstock Championship
2006 British 125cc and 250cc / European 250cc Championship / 250cc Grand Prix

Interesting Facts:
Racing hero: Valentino Rossi
Favourite race circuit: Sachsenring, Germany
If you weren't a racer what would you like to be?: A joiner (Dad wanted to me to follow in his footsteps)
What is your greatest achievement?: My BSB podium in 2014