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European Superstock 600 star Dan Linfoot has signed to ride for Rob McElnea at the Macau GP and will make his road race debut on an R6 under the Pro Ride banner.

The 20-year-old rider, who is looking for a 2009 ride after his Stonebaker Yamaha team decided to quit the Superstock series at teh end of this year, also visited the Isle of Man recently.

"I have always taken interest in the roads, but have never had the chance to do anything about it," said Linfoot. "My trip to the Isle of Man  
earlier in the year was a real eye-opener as far as making me aware of  
how much bigger the sport appears to be over the water.


It wasn't even TT week but everything still seemed to revolve around bikes. So for somebody who has been brought up with bikes all his life and wants to make a career out of the sport, I began to see the TT and road racing as another great chance to showcase a rider's talent.

"Macau will be all about introducing me to real road racing. I've never ridden a motorcycle on a public road before so I have to go there open minded, looking to learn a huge amount and to ride within my limits.

"I already respect the circuit and while I expect to be competitive I am not setting my sights on achieving a podium finish or anything similar. This is going to be my first time away from a short circuit and I think to set above-board targets could impact negatively on me.

"I hope to gain valuable circuit knowledge for future years and to confirm my belief that real road racing is another avenue I should explore. I am looking forward to the whole experience, especially competing on a new motorcycle and working with the guys from Rob McElnea's team, which I am going to make the most of."

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