Results tagged “Dan Linfoot” from Sunday Sun Blog

Shane Byrne (4)_300.jpgMCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Brands Hatch
By Zoe Burn and Mic Archbold. Images by Full Throttle Imaging.

SHANE "Shakey" Byrne smashed the Brands Hatch Indy lap record this afternoon with a hotlap of 45.112secs around the Kent track.

The two-times BSB champion had already proved himself to be the fastest man on two wheels around the circuit a lap previous when he knocked his HM Plant Honda team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari down to P2 with a 45.171.

But the local hero still had a little bit left in the tank as he knocked in a second fast lap, this time clocking the 45.112, a time which was to go unbeaten with just 26 seconds of the session remaining.

Easton has Hill to climb

By Burning Rubber on May 2, 10 04:53 PM

Hill-Easton_Thruxton_-_BLOG.jpgTOMMY Hill was back on dominant form as he took Pole for Bank Holiday Monday's MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park.

The Worx Crescent Suzuki pilot pipped Hawick's Stuart Easton to the top spot, after a Swan Roll for Pole which became a battle royale between the closely matched pair.

Although it was the Swan Honda of Easton who had been holding the top spot as the chequered flag fell on the third and final qualifying session, Hill's hotlap of 1.35.214mins was enough to steal the place.

RYUICHI Kiyonari picked up where he left off after taking the first MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship Pole of the season.

The Japanese hotshot, who took back-to-back BSB titles in 2006 and 2007, announced his return to the leading series in style by taking the top spot in this afternoon's Swan Roll For Pole shoot-out.

But perhaps the biggest shock of the day was Wetherby's Dan Linfoot, who qualified in fourth spot and on the front row - while his former British and World Champion team-mate Neil Hodgson was knocked out in the first qualifying session, and will be forced to start tomorrow's opening race from a lowly 22nd.

doni Linfoot Small 2.jpgBritish Supersport Championship at Donington Park....By Zoe Burn and Mic Archbold.

HUDSON Kennaugh snatched pole from under the nose of Knaresborough's Dan Linfoot in the searing Donington heat this afternoon.

The South African will line up at the head of the grid for tomorrow's Fuchs-Silkoline British Supersport Championship event at the Derbyshire track.

But second-placed Linny won't be too disappointed to be lining up alongside him at the front of the pack, having looked strong all weekend.

DAN Linfoot and teenage wildcard Joe Burns set the standard for the North boys by qualifying fourth and sixth respectively for tomorrow's European Superstock 600 race at Donington Park.

Series regular Linny was forced to put everything into Saturday's half-hour session, after crashing early in Friday's first qualifying, failing to set a time.

Despite the rain and soaking track, Linny managed to put his Team Stonebaker Yamaha R6 on the front row in the dying moments, ahead of Sunday afternoon's race.

Meanwhile 16-year-old Burns, entering the event as a wildcard, shocked the paddock when he finished sixth overall, and will line-up for the race on the second row of the grid.

As well as beating the other Brit wildcard, Leon Hunt, Burns claimed more than his fair share of big scalps, as the series regulars struggled to find their feet at the rain-hit track.

"I'm well happy with that, it's a great result and I can't wait to start the race tomorrow afternoon," he revealed.

"The bike worked perfectly, and I'm loving the tyres here. It all looks good for tomorrow, so hopefully with the improvement I've made to my start, I can be a strong contender for the race."


Image by fotofuel. Not for reproduction without permission.

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