Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot has described his 2017 MCE British Superbike year as a ‘very up and down season’ and that is very true.
The highs are securing his maiden BSB race win at Silverstone and the first victory for the new Fireblade, and also he bagged the top step of the rostrum at Oulton Park. But when the team went to the Cheshire track for the first time this season Linfoot failed to gain any points, so it shows just how far the development has come with the Honda.
As he had a ’weak’ start to the season he was unable to make it into the showdown, and then he was able to gain some pace and began fighting again for podium finishes. Now the Northerner wishes the racing year would keep going as he was building momentum on the blade.
“Very up and down season, this year we started off very weak and not even scoring points so we had a very low year until half way and then I started with a podium and a couple of wins and we have had a stronger end,” said Linfoot, speaking to Bikesportnews.com.
“We found pace again with the bike and frustrating not to be in the showdown and reason for that was the weak start with the new bike and if we started the season in the position that it ended we would have been in the showdown and fighting for those positions ,but that’s what you get when get a new bike. One way I am disappointed that it is over because we found some form in the end.”