TAG Racing retains Linfoot, switches to Honda power for 2021 BSB

Dan Linfoot (TAG Racing), Storm Stacey (GR Motorsport) and Brian McCormack (FHO Racing) book their places on the 2021 BSB grid

`Dan Linfoot, TAG Racing

Three more names have been added to the 2021 British Superbike Championship entry list with Dan Linfoot returning to the fray, while Storm Stacey and Brian McCormack have also confirmed their place on next year’s grid.

BSB veteran Linfoot will return to the fray as part of the TAG Racing team, which switches from Yamaha to Honda machinery for 2021 after securing official Honda UK support.

Both rider and team were forced to revert to the Superstock 1000 class midway through the 2020 BSB season, but Linfoot is delighted to be back after what he describes as the ‘toughest year’ of a career that can trace its roots back to 2009.

“I’m really excited for 2021 after what was probably the toughest year of my career in 2020, but I’m fully focussed on getting back on track with the team next season. 

“Being back on a Honda is very exciting for me, it goes without saying the new bike is very impressive, what Andy and Glenn did with it last season was very impressive and hopefully we can carry that on into the new season with the support from Harv and the Honda Racing UK team.”

After making history as the youngest rider to start - and score in - a BSB race last season, Storm Stacey, 17, will remain with the GR Motorsport team in 2021.

“In 2021 I want to learn more and keep finding my feet in this championship, because I only did it in the races last year as we didn’t really do a lot of testing. Again, next season will be another year of testing, finding out what works for me, how we want the bike set-up and I would like to be pushing for the top ten or even maybe a bit better! But I would be happy with top ten finishes and see what happens.”

Roads specialist McCormack, meanwhile, will remain focused on BSB following the news the Isle of Man TT has been cancelled for 2021, continuing on his BMW with backing from Fayo Ho, who is also backing the FHO Racing squad containing Peter Hickman and Xavi Fores.

“Obviously, having no Isle of Man TT is a massive blow, but hopefully, we can ride some Irish events before the BSB programme gets underway and we have everything crossed for the North West 200 still. I can’t wait to get going; this is probably the best opportunity I’ve had in racing.”

2021 BSB Rider Line-up (So far...)

2021 BSB Championship Rider Line-up (so far)
TeamMotorcycleRider #1Rider #2
McAMS YamahaYamaha YZF-R1Jason O'HalloranTarran Mackenzie
Oxford RacingDucati Panigale V4 RTommy BridewellN/A
FS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RRLee JacksonRory Skinner
Synetiq (TAS Racing)BMW M 1000 RRAndrew IrwinDanny Buchan
Rich Energy OMG RacingBMW M 1000 RRBradley RayKyle Ryde
FHO RacingBMW M 1000 RRPeter HickmanXavi Fores
DB MotorsportKawasaki ZX-10RRDanny Buchan 
CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR (TBC)Josh Owens 
TAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-RDan Linfoot 
GR MotorsportKawasaki ZX-10RR (TBC)Storm Stacey 
Roadhouse Macau by FHOBMW M 1000 RRBrian McCormack 
Paul Bird MotorsportDucati Panigale V4 RTBCTBC
Honda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-RTBCTBC
Hawk RacingSuzuki GSX-R1000RTBCTBC
RAF Regular & Reserves (Lee Hardy)Kawasaki ZX-10RR (TBC)TBC