Dan Linfoot has taken his first MCE British Superbike championship race win and the new Honda Fireblade’s maiden victory as Jake Dixon holds on to third to book his place in the Showdown top six as just seven riders make the finish.
In rainy conditions the BSB Showdown decider had two top six spots to be confirmed between Dixon, Jason O’Halloran, Luke Mossey and Christian Iddon. While conditions initially appeared okay to race the rain intensified and the rate of attrition ramped up from the start of lap six which saw just seven riders remain on track before the red flag finish at the end of lap nine.
Dixon was the only rider out of the BSB Showdown contenders to stay upright to take third and duly book his top six place while O’Halloran also made it into the Showdown despite tipping off at the first corner.
The rider who held his nerve best was Linfoot to take his first BSB win ahead of Michael Laverty, taking his first podium of the year, as Dixon rounded out the rostrum to grab an emotional Showdown spot.
Out of the remaining finishers James Westmoreland finished fourth ahead of Jakub Smrz, Bradley Ray and Lee Jackson – as every other rider crashed out in the rain.
BSB Silverstone race three results:
1. Dan Linfoot GBR Honda Racing CBR1000RR 9 laps, 22m 50.725s
2. Michael Laverty GBR McAMS Yamaha YZF-R1 +4.115s
3. Jake Dixon GBR RAF Reserves Kawasaki ZX-10RR +20.423s
4. James Westmoreland GBR Gearlink Kawasaki ZX-10RR +1 lap
5. Jakub Smrz CZE Lloyd & Jones/PR Racing BMW S1000RR +1 lap
6. Bradley Ray GBR Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000 +1 lap
7. Lee Jackson GBR Smiths Racing BMW S1000RR +1 lap
Did not finish
Luke Mossey GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10RR
John Hopkins USA Moto Rapido Ducati Panigale R
Tommy Bridewell GBR Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX-10RR
Peter Hickman GBR Smiths Racing BMW S1000RR
Christian Iddon GBR Tyco BMW S1000RR
Shane Byrne GBR Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R
Dean Harrison GBR Silicone Engineering Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR
Glenn Irwin GBR Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R
Sylvain Guintoli FRA Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000
Josh Brookes AUS Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha YZF-R1
James Ellison GBR McAMS Yamaha YZF-R1
Martin Jessopp GBR Ridersmotorcycles BMW S1000RR
Shaun Winfield GBR Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha YZF-R1
Aaron Zanotti GBR Platform Hire Yamaha YZF-R1
Jason O’Halloran AUS Honda Racing CBR1000RR
Did not start
Leon Haslam GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10RR
Andrew Reid GBR Tyco BMW S1000RR
Luke Stapleford AUS Quattro Plant FS-3 Kawasaki ZX-10RR
Taylor Mackenzie GBR Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000