dan-linfoot

Rider Number 4 Date of Birth 08/07/1988

At just 27-years-old, 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 with the Honda Racing team saw Dan take the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade into the Showdown and finished the season overall in fifth place. After a flying start to the season with a second place finish at the opening round, Dan unfortunately had a crash at the second round during practice and broke his wrist. Sidelined for two rounds, Dan returned to the team at the fourth round of the championship at Snetterton, placing his CBR on the front row of the grid for race one. Throughout the rest of the year Dan showed determination and spirit, and despite missing two rounds still managed to secure a place in the all-important Showdown and collected four podium finishes to his name.

2016 sees Dan back aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade with Honda Racing and hopes to claim that elusive race win as well as a top-spot in the Showdown.

Career Highlights:
2015 5th - British Superbike Championship (Honda)
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