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The Honda Racing team and its two riders, Dan Linfoot and Jenny Tinmouth, head to Brands Hatch in Kent this weekend, (16-18 October) for the final round of the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship.
Linfoot enjoyed a successful outing at the previous round at Silverstone, scoring his fourth podium of the season aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, finishing race two in third place and as a result is now fifth in the overall standings.
With his confidence boosted heading to the final round, the 27-year-old has his sights firmly set on further podium finishes and with three opportunities this weekend, the Yorkshireman is hopeful he can end the 2015 season on a high.
Meanwhile team-mate Tinmouth is looking to continue to improve her lap times at the Kent circuit, as well as continuing to build her confidence on the CBR machine, and is hoping for some top-20 finishes.
The 3.916km Brands Hatch GP circuit is one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world and is one of Europe’s busiest race circuits. Originally a dirt motorcycle track, ‘Brands’ is famous for its natural amphitheater, with great spectator viewing from the banking and grandstands.
The final race weekend of the year is a triple-header, with a race on Saturday afternoon before the two traditional races on Sunday. Live timing will be available from britishsuperbike.com/live-timing.
2015 MCE British Superbike Championship, round 12
Brands Hatch, Kent
Friday 16 October
1015 – 1100 – FP1
1515 – 1600 – FP2
Saturday 17 October
0935 – 1015 – FP3
1215 – 1235 – Q1
1242 – 1254 – Q2
1301 – 1309 – Q3
1545 – Race 1 (20 laps 78.32km)
Sunday 18 October
1000 – 1010 – Warm up
1230 – Race 2 (20 laps 78.32km)
1600 – Race 3 (20 laps 78.32km)
"I am excited to head to Brands for the final this weekend, especially after my podium at Silverstone. I’m coming into the weekend on a high from that and feeling really confident with the CBR. We have three more opportunities to finish on the podium, so my main focus has to be that, or as close to the podium as I can be. We’re only 19 points behind Michael Laverty in fourth place, so I need to bridge that gap as best I can. The last time at Brands wasn’t a strong round for me, but it was early days after my broken wrist, so at least this time round I’m approaching with a lot more confidence and want to end the season on a high.
I need to keep working on my consistency and chipping away to get faster and faster, as we saw at Silverstone I need to be starting from a grid position that puts me in the mix with the leading group straight away. So that’s my first challenge this weekend to have solid practice sessions, which will then hopefully result in a good qualifying position to bring some more podium finishes".
"I’m really looking forward to Brands this weekend, but also gutted that it’s already the last round of the season – I wish we could go on for another six months! The last time we were at Brands in July I had my best ever outing there finishing 19th and 22nd, and really improved my lap times on the CBR. So, with a few more rounds under my belt I’m hoping to improve further and hopefully move further towards the top-20, which would be a great way to end to my season. I always really enjoy riding the GP circuit and it’s a great track from a spectator’s point of view. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there this weekend and hope we can have a good final round."