Honda Racing’s MCE British Superbike podium man Dan Linfoot is aiming to repeat his Knockhill performance at this weekend’s Snetterton round but could have trouble from team-mate Jason O’Halloran who was third fastest at the recent test in Norfolk.
Linfood on the box in both wet and dry conditions, and says he wants to recover as many points as he can while Aussie O’Halloran is looking for the same double rostrum result he achieved last season.
“I’m very much looking forward to this weekend after the high from Knockhill and scoring my first double podium, I just hope we can continue riding that wave this weekend. I am confident about Snetterton; it’s a great circuit and one that really seems to suit the Fireblade. I am really aiming to try and repeat the double podium and hopefully take my first win, we have been so close recently so it’s got to come soon,” said Linfoot
“This weekend it’s all about points and recovering now as many as I can to move closer into the Showdown. During the test at Snetterton we found a really nice setting with the CBR, so now it’s just a case of upping our game and getting fired up nice and early. At Knockhill we tried a new strategy for Friday, which historically has always been a bit of a non-starter for us. But the team came up with a different structure for practice, which made me push harder and helped bring out a better performance for Friday. So I just hope we can continue the momentum into the weekend, get to work nice and early, bring some more solid points and be in the mix.”
O’Halloran added: “I’m looking forward to getting the weekend underway, Snetterton is a circuit I really enjoy riding and have always gone well there in the past - I’d like to repeat my two double podiums from last year, that would be nice!
“We had a really good test there last month, which really helps going into the weekend as we have that setting to get started with. I feel we’re in a good position and can start the weekend strong. Coming from Knockhill, we need to improve from the last round, which from my side we are capable of doing we just need to keep working hard. At the minute we are still collecting points, but now we need to move towards the front of the group and start to move up in the Showdown.”