Dan Linfoot

Daniel Craig Linfoot (born (1988-07-08)8 July 1988 in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire) is a superbike rider who until 2018 competed in the British Superbike Championship for Honda Racing, a semi-private Honda-supported race team based in Louth, Lincolnshire,[2][3] aboard a Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR SP2. For 2019, he will ride for TAG Yamaha aboard a Yamaha YZF-R1.[1]

Dan Linfoot
Dan Linfoot No 200 Yamaha 2009 BSB.jpg
Linfoot in 2009
NationalityEnglish
Born (1988-07-08) 8 July 1988 (age 32)
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Current teamTAG Yamaha[1]
Bike number4
Motorcycle racing career statistics
British Superbike Championship
Active years7
Manufacturers2
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
2 14 0 0 0

Linfoot has been racing since 2002, when he began his racing career on minibikes, before progressing through to geared bikes in 2003.

From 2003 to present, Dan has progressed from 125cc bikes to Superbikes, riding in MotoGP 250cc, World Supersport 600cc, and British Superbikes.

CareerEdit

Starting OutEdit

Linfoot started out in 2001–02 in the National Minibike Championships, later moving up the 125cc category in 2004. In 2005 Linfoot came 4th in the championship.[4]

MotoGP, 125cc, 250ccEdit

In 2005, Linfoot make his 125cc Grand Prix debut alongside his compatriot Chris Elkin with wildcard facility at Donington. Linfoot finish the race respectable, 9th place after starting from 39th grid in wet race.

Linfoot then went on to ride in the World 250cc championship in 2007 with Team Sicilia aboard Aprilia RSV 250 replacing Anthony West. In same conditions, Linfoot repeated his best result at Donington who finished the race in 9th again after starting from 21st on the grid.

However, Linfoot failed to score the 6 remaining race. Linfoot was replaced by Federico Sandi onwards.

European Superstock ChampionshipEdit

Linfoot compete European superstock championship in 2008.

British Supersport & Superbikes 2009-PresentEdit

For the 2009 season Linfoot moved back to England to race in the British Supersport Championship, Linfoot started well gaining a 3rd position at the first meeting at Brands Hatch. Linfoot was later injured due to a big crash during qualifying at Snetterton breaking his metatarsals.[5] Linfoot returned 3 meetings later at Brands Hatch, gaining 7th and 5th places before been called up to the British Superbike Championship to replace the injured Jon Kirkham.[6] Just a week after making his BSB debut Linfoot was given a wildcard entry to the World Supersport Championship at Magny-Cours.[7]

For the 2010 season Linfoot was signed by Rob Mac to ride the Motorpoint/Henderson Yamaha in the British Superbike Championship.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Stats correct as of 9 July 2012

All TimeEdit

Series Years Active Races Poles Podiums Wins 2nd place 3rd place Fast Laps Titles
British 125cc 2004-06 31 2 7 2 4 1 0 0
125cc 2005 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
250cc 2006-07 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
European Superstock 600 (SS600) 2008 9 0 3 2 0 1 1 0
British Supersport (BSS) 2009 6 0 3 0 1 2 0 0
British Superbike (BSB) 2009-12 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 112 2 14 4 5 4 1 0

By championshipEdit

Grand Prix motorcycle racingEdit

Races by yearEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Pts
2005 125cc Honda ESP
POR
CHN
FRA
ITA
CAT
NED
GBR
9
GER
CZE
JPN
MAL
QAT
AUS
TUR
VAL
27th 7
2006 250cc Honda ESP
QAT
TUR
CHN
FRA
DNS
ITA
17
CAT
Ret
NED
GBR
Ret
GER
19
CZE
Ret
MAL
AUS
JPN
POR
Ret
VAL
NC 0
2007 250cc Aprilia QAT
ESP
TUR
CHN
FRA
ITA
CAT
GBR
9
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
CZE
20
SMR
Ret
POR
Ret
JPN
Ret
AUS
MAL
VAL
24th 7

British 125cc ChampionshipEdit

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts Ref
2004 Honda SIL
15
BHI
SNE
23
OUL
13
MON
18
THR
20
BHGP
16
KNO
18
MAL
20
CRO
9
CAD
18
OUL
10
DON
23
24th 17 [9]
2005 BHI
7
THR
Ret
MAL
2
OUL
2
MON
2
CRO
2
KNO
Ret
SNE
Ret
SIL
8
CAD
6
OUL
5
DON
Ret
BHGP
3
4th 134 [10]
2006 BHI
1
DON
Ret
THR
Ret
OUL
1
MON
C
MAL
SNE
KNO
OUL
CRO
CAD
SIL
BHGP
13th 50 [10]

Superstock 600Edit

Yr Class Bike ESP
 
NED
 
ITA
 
GER
 
SMR
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
EUR
 
FRA
 
POR
 
Pts Pos Ref
2008 STK 600 Yamaha 3 1 DNS 6 6 4 Ret 4 1 11 5th 117 [11]

British Supersport ChampionshipEdit

Yr Class Bike BHI
 
OUL
 
DON
 
THR
 
SNE
 
KNO
 
MAL
 
BHGP
 
CAD
 
CRO
 
SIL
 
OUL
 
Pos Pts
2009 BSS Yamaha 3 Ret 2 3 DNS Inj Inj Ret 5 7 7th 72

British Superbike ChampionshipEdit

Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3
2009 Yamaha BHI BHI OUL OUL DON DON THR THR SNE SNE KNO KNO MAL MAL BHGP BHGP BHGP CAD CAD CRO CRO SIL
18
SIL
Ret
OUL
19
OUL
17
OUL
15
36th 1 [12]
2010 BHI
9
BHI
Ret
THR
Ret
THR
12
OUL
9
OUL
14
CAD
10
CAD
Ret
MAL
Ret
MAL
14
KNO
Ret
KNO
C
SNE
13
SNE
Ret
SNE
12
BHGP
13
BHGP
9
BHGP
Ret
CAD
9
CAD
13
CRO
5
CRO
9
SIL
10
SIL
6
OUL
11
OUL
Ret
OUL
10
14th 101 [13]
2011 Honda BHI
8
BHI
8
OUL
10
OUL
15
CRO
17
CRO
Ret
THR
5
THR
6
KNO
Ret
KNO
15
SNE
18
SNE
12
OUL
OUL
BHGP
BHGP
BHGP
CAD
CAD
DON
DON
SIL
15
SIL
10
BHGP
NC
BHGP
9
BHGP
Ret
19th 63 [14]
2012 BMW BHI
Ret
BHI
C
THR
12
THR
11
OUL
15
OUL
9
OUL
12
SNE
11
SNE
11
KNO
WD
KNO
WD
OUL OUL OUL BHGP BHGP CAD CAD DON DON ASS ASS SIL SIL BHGP BHGP BHGP 20th 31 [15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b BSB: Linfoot moves to TAG Racing for 2019 campaign Motorcycle News, 24 November 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018
  2. ^ Honda racing riders Retrieved 5 January 2017
  3. ^ Honda Racing retains Linfoot, O’Halloran for 2018 crash.net 8 November 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017
  4. ^ Error Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ http://www.bikesportnews.com/articles/article.html?id=NW200_YAMAHAS_LINFOOT_TO_UNDERGO_SURGERY_TOMORROW_1[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Linfoot lined up for BSB debut | BSB News | Sep 2009 | Crash.Net
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 September 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Error Archived 29 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ 2003 Archived 2 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ a b 2005 Archived 2 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ The Superbike World Championship Official Site Archived 6 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ 2011 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in association with Pirelli Archived 9 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Round 7 - Standings" (PDF). MotorSportVision Racing. 8 July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 March 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2012.

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