Linfoot makes shock switch to World Supersport11/07/2012
By David Miller
Image by Double Red
Dan Linfoot has split with the Buildbase BMW British Superbike team to partner Florian Marino in a new Kawasaki World Supersport squad.
Linfoot and Marino, who has also left BSB today, will form part of the new Kawasaki supported squad set up by the Yorkshire toast rack's former crew chief Andrew Stone, who currently looks after Fabien Foret. He will join Marino for the Silverstone round as he still requires time to heal from his Knockhill crash and subsequent hand surgery.
"Although I have enjoyed my time with the BMW team in British Superbikes, the opportunity to race in World Supersport was too good to pass up. I'd wrecked my BSB season this year with the hand injury, and knew if there ever was a time to change, it is now. It will be good to be back with my old crew chief again and to have the support of an established team," said Linfoot, speaking to bikesportnews.com this lunchtime.
"My hand is healing steadily but I won't be ready to race for the Brno round, which is a shame. Coming back at Silverstone will be nice as it's a track I know and like, so we can concentrate on setup from the word go instead of learning where to turn left. I would just like to thank Buildbase BMW for their efforts in my season with them so far, and of course wish them the best with Peter Hickman for the remainder of 2012."
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