Dan Linfoot joins Shaun Winfield at TAG Racing for 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship attack
Dan Linfoot joins TAG Racing after a tough season with Honda Racing, which was blighted by injury and bad luck. A winner in Bennetts BSB, and a former ‘Showdown’ contender, Linfoot is excited by the challenge that 2019 will bring.
The Yorkshire man has fully recovered from a bruising season and is eager to get going ahead of an exciting 2019 for him, and the team.
Shaun Winfield stays with the team once again after his most successful season in the series. The 25-year-old collected his greatest ever amount of points and progressed into Q2 for the first time in his short Superbike career, aswell as achieving 100 races in Bennetts BSB.
The full team announcement has been made today, Saturday November 24, on the main stage at Motorcycle Live.
“I’m looking forward to starting testing, I’ll hopefully get to ride the bike early into the new year but for now it is nice to know that I’m going to be part of the grid once again and I’ll be looking to build on some success I’ve had in previous seasons.
“I must thank Rob and the TAG Racing team for the opportunity, I’m really looking forward to getting started.”
“I have been extremely lucky in the last two years to have had Josh and James as my team mates, I learnt a lot from them not just on the track but off the track too. To now have Dan on the opposite side of the garage I’ve once again got someone I can soak up advice from to better myself.
“What is even more exciting is that Chris Walker will stay with me, last years success was mainly down to him and the way he helped me certainly didn’t go unnoticed so I’m expecting more of the same in 2019.
“I know that the team are working hard behind the scenes to improve on the package, and I can’t wait to get out on the bike in testing.”
“Dan is a great rider and he’s proved that in the past, one bad year doesn’t make you a bad rider. After our first meeting we could see how much passion Dan had to join our project and exactly where he wanted to be during next season.
“We believe we have the right rider and our package has improved so we feel we have the recipe for success and aim to be back in the Showdown.
“We are delighted that Shaun is ready to go in 2019, he had his best season ever last year and we know he’ll improve once again this year. He will once again have Chris Walker as his crew chief which is important in order for him to keep improving. I believe he’ll be consistently within the points next season.”