Santander Salt TAG Racing out for revenge at Brands Hatch bash
In the two week break the team enjoyed a strong test in Scotland at Knockhill, where both Dan and Shaun worked hard on their set-ups of their Yamaha YZF-R1’s, overcoming the technical issues that plagued the duo at the previous round of the Championship. However this was cut short due to the rain which swept in at lunchtime.
Dan Linfoot, who has enjoyed a strong break from action, is excited ahead of the weekend at the Brands Hatch GP circuit after his solid test in Scotland.
The 30-year-old has enjoyed much success at the Kent circuit, and is out to succeed at the big Brands bash.
Team-mate Shaun Winfield equally enjoyed a strong test at Knockhill, leaving with a much stronger knowledge of the Ohlins suspension, which will be brought in to this weekend at Brands Hatch.
The 25-year-old has his eyes set on collecting his first set of points of the 2019 season, at one of his favourite circuits on the Bennetts British Superbike calendar.
Chris ‘the Stalker’ Walker is back out in action at Brands Hatch for the second round of the Molson British Sidecar Championship with passenger Tom Christie.
The pairing struggled at the opening round of the season at Oulton, but fans favourite Walker is determined to pick up their first points haul of the season.
The Brands Hatch GP circuit is a firm favourite with riders and fans alike, a natural amphitheatre, that produces the very best of racing.
The GP circuit holds strong memories for the Santander Salt TAG Racing team, who still hold the lap record from 2017, and the scene of our last victory in Bennetts BSB.
This weekend also sees the start of the Integro ‘Summer Triple Crown’, a cash bonus bonanza for the BSB rider that wins all six races of the three Summer rounds at Brands Hatch, Knockhill and Snetterton.
“Obviously as everyone knows we’ve had issues at the start of the season, in the races especially, but I’m ready to get a good load of points on the board for the Championship.
“The test on Monday was cut short due to heavy rain in the afternoon so really we only had three runs in the morning. But don’t get me wrong to say we had three sessions my lap times were good, and we were close to where we need to be, so that is encouraging.
“We still have some work to do at Brands, we’re still trying things, but I’m definitely excited for the weekend.”
“My test at Knockhill went really well, it was nice to gain some really strong data and we’ve learnt a lot more regarding the suspension and how it works for me, and we did all that before the rain cut short the day, so I can’t wait to get back on the track.
“The Brands Hatch GP circuit is a great place, it just flows in to each and every corner and it’s the best place to race a motorbike. I want to walk away with points, I have my eyes set on producing a successful weekend and I want to walk away with a strong points haul.”
“It’s vitally important that we walk away with Championship points, Oulton was tough for us both but we know where we can improve, and I’m hoping for a much better weekend for everyone involved. #OldButGold.”
“We’ve had a strong few weeks in the workshop and we have had made the changes we feel that will make the difference to our performance on track. In the break we enjoyed a great test at Knockhill which we’ve taken some great data from, which we can use this weekend.
“Both Dan and Shaun know exactly what we want from them, in terms of the Showdown we need to start collecting podiums from this weekend, and Dan is fully confident he can do that. Shaun is aiming for points and he loves the GP track, so we’re excited ahead of the journey to Kent.”