Author: Oli Rushby Pics: Impact Images Posted: 17 Apr 2015
Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot will miss the remainder of this weekend’s second round of the British Superbike championship after sustaining a wrist injury in this morning’s first free practice.
The Yorkshireman took a tumble at Clearways in the early stages of the session, falling heavily on his wrist. He was then transported to Kings College Hospital, London after a trip to the medical centre revealed a suspected broken wrist, where X-Rays confirmed the injury.
A statement from Honda Racing said Linfoot will undergo surgery in two to four days time and confirmed he will also miss the third round of the championship at Oulton Park.
“Following a crash in FP1 this morning at Brands Hatch, Dan has broken his wrist and will undergo surgery in two to four days time at Kings College Hospital in London,” the statement read. “Dan will miss the remainder of the second round of the championship as well as Oulton Park in a few weeks time.
“Following his surgery, Dan will rest and undergo a course of treatments to speed up the recovery process to get him ready for the fourth round at Snetterton.”
Linfoot enjoyed a strong start to the season two weeks ago at Donington Park where he left second in the championship after fighting hard for victory in Race 2 before just missing out to PBM Kawasaki’s Shane Byrne.