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There were mixed fortunes for the Honda Racing British Superbike riders this weekend at Brands Hatch.
Dan Linfoot, Jenny Tinmouth and Jason O’Halloran all made good progress aboard their Honda CBR1000RR Fireblades.
Linfoot struggled to finish higher than tenth in the first race, but after making some changes for the second race and after a few laps, the Yorkshireman found confidence and was soon on a mission and chasing down the front group.
Linfoot made his way through the pack at an impressive pace and crossed the line fifth, picking up some important championship points along the way.
Teammate O’Halloran struggled with grip in both races but collected points finishing race one in eighth place and race two sixth. O’Halloran is sitting sixth in the championship standings, five places ahead of Linfoot.
Honda’s third rider Tinmouth continued her good form with consistent lap times and found confidence at the Kent circuit, improving her times from last year. Unfortunately the Cheshire-rider suffered two DNFs after crashing out in both races, unhurt, but she is focussing on the positives as all three prepare for an official BSB test at Snetterton (15-16 June), ahead of the fourth round of the championship at Knockhill in Scotland on 24-26 June.
Tinmouth said, “Considering I crashed out of both races I’ve had a really good day today, my lap times have been so much better than last year and I am chuffed to bits with my progress!”
Havier Beltran, team manager for Honda Racing, said, “Jason had two solid finishes this weekend and it keeps him up there in the points and still in the game. We do have some work to do before the next round at Knockhill.”