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 join 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. 2016 saw Dan finish the season fourth overall after securing a place in the Showdown and finishing on the podium six times.
2017 was a mixed year for the Honda Racing team, with delays to the all-new Fireblades arrival the squad were on the back foot going into the start of the season. However, by mid season teething issues had started to iron out and it wasn’t long before the silverware started to appear for Linfoot, scoring a second place at Brands Hatch in the Summer. His elusive maiden win then soon followed at Silverstone, in a race that saw most of the field fall due to the weather, Linfoot was victorious and took his first ever BSB win and also the first European win for the all-new Fireblade. However, one win wasn’t quite enough and the Yorkshireman went onto take a win at Oulton Park the following round.
The 2018 season Dan remains with the Honda team and with a solid finish to the end of 2017, he’s keen to get back to business and returning to his winning ways as soon as possible.
|2017||10th - British Superbike Championship (Honda Racing)|
|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|
|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|