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Dan Linfoot wins the National Superstock Championship

Dan Linfoot was crowned champion in style after taking the final Pirelli National Superstock race win of the season at Brands Hatch.

The Optimum Bikes Racing Ltd rider took charge as he stormed through from a third row start to hit the front on lap six of 14, seeing off a charge from closest rival Richard Kerr to take the win and the title.

The 35-year-old beat Kerr by 3.432secs – and after crossing the line continued at race pace, not realising the flag was out, and completed the extra lap before realising and starting his celebrations.

“I didn’t see the chequered flag!” he said. “On the last lap there, I came over the line, I saw the champion board thought ‘okay it’s over but when I came across the start-finish I didn’t see the chequered. I thought ‘I’m not sitting up now to lose it so I’ll just do an extra one just in case.

“It was a strange way to win the championship but I knew I had to go out and win the race today. I wanted to win the championship the way it should be won, not worry about the points situation and just go out and win the race.”

Kerr finished runner-up on track and in the standings, as Joe Talbot finished the race third, Alastair Seeley fourth and Billy McConnell fifth on his exit race before heading to BSB next season.

Pirelli National Superstock Championship with Santander Consumer Finance:

1.    Dan Linfoot (Optimum Bikes Racing Ltd)
2.    Richard Kerr (AMD Motorsport) +3.432s
3.    Joe Talbot (JR Performance Racing) +3.821s
4.    Alastair Seeley (SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad) +4.721s
5.    Billy McConnell (C&L Fairburn Properties Jackson Racing) +4.882s

Championship positions after final round:

1.    Dan Linfoot 377
2.    Richard Kerr    341
3.    Alastair Seeley 315
4.    Joe Talbot    300
5.    Billy McConnell 270

Posted on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 in News

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