Linfoot: "Staring down the barrel of an injury at this point in the season is hard"

Linfoot was having quite a good weekend…

Dan Linfoot has spoken from his hospital bed in London about his thoughts on the first round of the British Superbike championship that ended with him in hospital with four fractures to his pelvis.

The Wetherby was clipped by Keith Farmer coming out of Druids in the last lap of the first race of the British Superbikes season opener at Brands Hatch. Linfoot fell from his GBmoto Honda and was hit by James Westmoreland’s BMW, causing the Buildbase rider to fall as well.

Westmoreland was fortunately OK after the incident. Linfoot, after initial assessment in the Brands Hatch medical centre Linfoot was taken to hospital for further assessment on a suspected fractured pelvis, where it was confirmed he had four stable fractures that fortunately do not require surgery.

Speaking to PaddockChatter earlier, Linfoot said: “Was very satisfied with my weekend as a whole, aside from the obvious. To start round one with very limited pre-season testing, make Q3, and to be within half a lap of finishing 6th in race one, would have been exactly what myself and the team were looking for at that point in time. But to be staring down the barrel of an injury at the point in the season is hard to take, but I will be doing everything possible to be back fit as soon as poss, and know the team will support me 110% also. They did a fantastic job over our first race weekend, and thanks to each and every member for their work.”

GBmoto team owner, Mark Smith-Halvorsen told PaddockChatter yesterday there is a chance Linfoot could be back as early as Oulton, although Linfoot has been keen to point out it’s more likely he’ll return at the Knockhill round in June

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