BSB heads to Assen this weekend, Honda Racing’s duo of Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran will be looking to add to their tally of wins and podiums aboard the all-new Fireblade.
With a second race win under his belt, Linfoot arrives at ‘The Cathedral’ full of confidence after collecting two race wins in the last two outings. Although sitting outside of the Showdown, the Yorkshireman has been giving the title fighters a run for their money and hopes to continue his good form at Assen whilst this team-mate O’Halloran knows a strong weekend is crucial to close the gap in the points ahead of Brands Hatch. Currently within the top-six title fighters in sixth place, The O’Show is looking to repeat his podium last year and finish within the top-three this weekend, to move up the standings.
“I’m really looking forward to Assen, it’s a lovely track and somewhere I really enjoy racing; the whole event is just mega and it’s great that we get to race there. I’m not in the Showdown, but for me at the moment it’s nice not to have to worry about points and where I am in the top-six. Having the two wins under my belt now is a huge confidence boost, so this weekend I am hoping to continue this good form and fight for the podium, and hopefully another win. The weather at Assen can be a bit up and down, but I am confident in both the wet and dry so whatever it throws at us, I’m sure we can have a good weekend. My crew has worked so hard this year to give me a great package with the all-new Fireblade, so it’s nice to be able to now give them the rewards and the results we have always been capable of”. – Dan Linfoot
“I always get excited in the run up to Assen; it’s a circuit I haven’t raced a lot at, but it’s one I really enjoy. I love its fast and flowing nature and because of this you get exciting, close racing. There’s always great support from the UK fans and also the Dutch fans, so there’s always a good atmosphere across the weekend. Last year we had a good round and produced a podium, so this weekend we will hit it as we normally do and I really hope we can realise our full potential this weekend. We’ve been so close recently so now we need to put all the pieces of the puzzle together and achieve strong results”. – Jason O’Halloran