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Race Report R3 Donington Park

Donington Park

iForce Lloyd and Jones bounced back from a frustrating start to a race weekend at Donington Park to produce one of the best results of the season so far.

Technical issues plagued #4 Dan Linfoot throughout most of Saturday afternoon, with the former BSB race winner qualifying 21st and finishing 20th in Race 1.

#44 Dan Jones also had issues early on in the weekend. During the Superpicks qualifying session the BSB rookie joined the notorious Craner Club, when spilling his BMW at the infamous turn. The Welshman's frustration continued throughout the afternoon, as a technical issue and subsequent retirement on the green lap in Race 1 found him watching Saturday’s sprint race from the side line.

Both riders survived a hectic Race 2, which saw Linfoot finishing 18th and Jones 19th.

The gremlins struck again for Linfoot in Race 3, despite a solid start, he was forced to retire on lap 23 with a technical issue. Jones was able to survive another DNF-riddled race and finished a season best 16th - just missing out on his first points of the season.

Reflecting on a challenging weekend for the team, Linfoot said, “We struggled to find a feeling that could allow me to push more consistently in the races.”

He added “But there were some positives. We finished 2 out of 3 races, so the guys back in the garage can now review the data and hopefully, we can work through the issues and find the right settings as we head to Knockhill.”

Considering the lack of track time, Jones continued to improve as the weekend went on. He said. “What could have been a very bad weekend for me turned in to a positive one today. We only managed 20 laps through the whole of Friday/Saturday. Today, I finished 19th and 16th my best finishes to date. Hopefully at Knockhill we can finish in the points!”

The team will have plenty of time to recuperate before their next visit to Knockhill on the 17th of June, which both riders are excited to get back to!

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Pre-Race Report R3 Donington Park

Donington Park

After a short break, due to the road racing calendar, superbike action returns this weekend to Donington Park, as the oldest motorsport circuit in the UK plays host to Round 3 of the British Superbike Championship.

After missing pre-season testing at Donington because of bad weather, this is the first appearance of the iForce Llyod and Jones team at the Leicestershire circuit. Both riders are looking to build on the momentum from the previous two rounds and will be pushing hard from the start. The track features a series of 10 challenging corners and two straightaways that should produce some close and exciting racing for the thousands of fans in attendance.

The 1.9 mile Leicestershire-based circuit is familiar territory to #4 Dan Linfoot, who is confident he can build from a frustrating weekend at Oulton Park. He said “You can go to Donington and start pushing from session one straight away. It’s just about bringing the feeling back with the bike and giving good information back to the guys in the garage”

He added “So yeah, I like Donington, it’s a great track - when it's warm obviously.”

In his previous outing, #44 Dan Jones enjoyed a positive weekend at Oulton Park and will look to carry this momentum forward. He said “I’m really looking forward to Donington, it’s the National circuit so it’s the better of the two layouts. The shorter lap times will let us stay closer to the front and hopefully, we can learn a lot more”.

The first qualifying session of the weekend starts on Saturday at 11:50am, followed by qualifying two at 12:09.

Saturday will also host the first race of the weekend, with the BSB Bikesocial race kicking off at 14:30.

On Sunday, both riders will complete a short BSB warm up at 9:45am before competing in Race 2 at 13:15 and Race 3 at 16:30.

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Race Report R2 Oulton Park

Oulton Park

iForce Lloyd and Jones had a frustrating start to the weekend at their home circuit of Oulton Park in Cheshire for Round 2 of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

Mixed weather conditions for Qualifying 1 meant #4 Linfoot only managed one flying lap and recorded a time of 1:52.868. Unfortunately, this time was not enough to progress into Qualifying 2, so Linfoot had to start from P20 for the first BSB race of the bank holiday weekend. Teammate #44 Dan Jones continued to make good progress, despite being unable to show his true pace and qualified in a time of 1:55.420 to form up on the grid in P26.

The drama continued into Race 1 and on the penultimate lap a red flag was declared that stopped play. Linfoot battled well, but the stoppage meant he was unable to climb any further up the order and crossed the line in 20th, whilst Jones brought his bike home in 27th.

In the early stages of Race 2 on the Bank Holiday Monday Linfoot was pushed off his racing line into the dirty side of the track, forcing him backdown the race order from his P19 start. After regaining his composure he recovered well and was within reach of claiming his first championship points of the weekend when the safety car was brought out on lap 8. After the restart, Linfoot was abruptly sat up for a second time this weekend, forcing him to lose momentum and valuable places to finally cross the finish line in 20th place.

Jones started the race in 27th and showed consistent pace and superb race craft to climb 4 places and finish 23rd.

Both riders produced their finest performances during the third and final BSB race of the weekend. Starting from 19th, Linfoot remained consistent under pressure to climb to P15 and pass the chequered flag and claim a championship point to add to his tally.

Jones followed suit with a solid performance, starting in 26th and producing a good race pace and consistency to finish in 19th, his best result of the season so far.

Speaking on the weekend, Linfoot said “It was a tough weekend, we didn’t really get going until (Sunday) morning warm up. Going into Round 3, I need to push from the off, with a strong FP1 and build with every session.” He added.” If we can focus on that half the battle is over, as I don’t have to try and fight from two-thirds down the grid to get into the points and a top 10 finish.”

Jones continued to produce positive results for the team and said “It was a really good weekend for me. I started off struggling a little bit because, like all the circuits, it is the first time I have ridden a superbike and it is a massive learning experience, but in the end, I managed to improve on my lap times and finish my final race in 19th.” He added “I’m really happy with the work the team and I have done. Everyone has worked really hard to find me a bike that is easy to learn on.”

iForce Lloyd and Jones will return on May 20th for Round 3 of the 2022 British Superbike Championship at Donington Park.

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Pre-Race Report R2 Oulton Park

Oulton Park

iForce BMW will make the short journey to Oulton Park this bank holiday weekend for Round 2 of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

The 2.96-mile circuit in the heart of Cheshire is both a rider and fan favourite with its demanding layout and great spectator viewing points. The Cheshire circuit will offer many challenges to the two iForce BMW riders, who are looking to improve in their championship standings after the season opener at Silverstone. Both #4 Dan Linfoot and #44 Dan Jones were given the opportunity to negotiate this picturesque 17-turn circuit during the official BSB testing session earlier this month.

Speaking on the test, Linfoot said. “Unfortunately, we didn’t learn much, as I crashed in the second session, so missed out on a lot of development time. The time I was on the track, I was very pleased with the progress we were making, unfortunately, when I was just starting to get going my day was done.” He added. “The target for this weekend is to qualify and finish inside the top 10, which won’t be easy, as the competition this year is fierce.”

Dan Jones continues to ride high after his impressive debut in the BSB class for the team in blue.

However, testing proved to be another learning experience for Jones, as he said. “Oulton is very different on a Superbike when compared to the machine I rode last season. Everything is so much harder in every way!”

Nevertheless, Jones improved throughout his time during the official test, completing his fastest lap during the final session, where he recorded a time of 1:37.842.

This weekend’s action kicks off on Sunday, with BSB Superpicks Qualifying 1 starting at 13:35, followed by Qualifying 2 at 13:54. With the first race of the weekend on Sunday at 16:00, followed by Race 2 and Race 3 on Monday at 13:30 and 14:30.

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Race Report Report R1 Silverstone

Silverstone

iForce BMW overcame early adversity to finish strong during the opening round of the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone.

The first qualifying session of the season saw solid performances from both riders, with Dan Linfoot having recorded a combined qualifying time of 53.240 placing him P9, while teammate Dan Jones qualifying just two tenths behind in P18.

The first race of the weekend got off to an eventful start as #4 Linfoot had a DNF on lap 11, as a result of an electrical fault. However, #44Jones was able to finish his maiden BSB race and cross the checkered flag in a very respectable P21.

In the early stages of second BSB race of the Easter weekend, Linfoot was caught up in an incident that saw him lose out several places to fall back to P21. However, he managed to recover brilliantly, climbing back up the pack during the 30-lap race that saw him eventually bring the bike home in P12 and record the 9th fastest time of the race with 53.516 on lap 15.

In Race 2, Dan Jones was not as lucky and was the victim of collateral damage on lap 1, as his BMW was sent crashing to the ground after a collision with another rider. Thankfully, Jones walked away unharmed.

The team continued to improve during the third and final race of the Easter weekend. Despite a slow start due to a lack of rear grip, Linfoot remained resilient and finished in the points for a second time this weekend.

Jones recuperated after his fall in Race 2 also finished the weekend strong, climbing from the back of the grid in P30 to finish P22.

Linfoot came away from the weekend with 6 points, placing him 14th in the championship standings. Speaking on the weekend activities, he said “The last race was tough. I started 9th which meant I had an opportunity to go with the front group, but I couldn’t get any grip for the first 4-5 laps. But then I settled into a race long battle against some midfield riders, which I managed to get the better of." He added. “In the last race I finished 14th and only 14 seconds off the win. Sure, there is work to do but I’m content that I’m able to fight with those riders at the sharp end. I am also confident we can find some additional improvements before the next round at Oulton.”

Jones reflected on his first weekend in the BSB class and said “It was a positive weekend. We learnt a lot and showed some pace during qualifying. Race 1 was good, as I learnt a lot behind some more experienced riders. Unfortunately, during the second race I was caught up in the tail end of an incident that abruptly ended my rhythm before I could really get going, but it is what it is. Again, in Race 3, I learnt a lot and came home 22nd. Overall, I can’t complain with my first race weekend. He added “I’d like to thank all my team for the hard work, everybody behind the scenes and all the sponsors too.”

iForce BMW will next travel to Oulton Park for the BSB Test Day on April 21st.

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Pre-Race Report R1 Silverstone

Silverstone

After 178 days of preparation and months of anticipation, iForce BMW will return to the Silverstone National Circuit this Easter weekend for the opening round of the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship with Pirelli.

Dan Linfoot will make his official race debut for the team after enjoying a stellar pre-season performance on the iForce BMW. Having raced and won BSB races before, #4 Linfoot will be looking to use his extensive race craft and blistering pace to better his previous best performance around the 3.66-mile Northamptonshire circuit, which came in 2019, when he qualified 6th and finished 9th.

Linfoot remains excited for the season to start and is especially looking forward to getting back to racing around the historic circuit. He said “I can’t wait to get the season underway.” When asked about his favourite part of the circuit he said.” The last corner is pretty epic. Fifth gear at 130mph riding over the inside kerb. If you could bottle that feeling.”

iForce BMW teammate and BSB rookie #44 Dan Jones continued to impress during the pre-season testing schedule and will enjoy his first taste racing in the BSB class on Saturday.

During pre-season testing, Jones lapped within 1.3 seconds of the leader, proving his pace ahead of a weekend full of excitement. Ahead of his debut, Jones said “I’m feeling excited and nervous at the same time, my first ever BSB race on Saturday will be fun! I’ll do my best all weekend and let’s see where that puts us!”. He added “I love Turn 1, maximum commitment and it opens out nicely. You can also leave some dark lines on the way!”

The weekend of BSB racing kicks off at 1:30pm on Saturday, when the riders will complete their first round of qualifying before competing in the Bennetts BSB BikeSocial Race One at 4:15pm. The action will then continue on Sunday, with Race 2 starting at 1:30pm followed by Race 3 at 4:30pm.

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Test Report iForce BMW Final Round of Pre-Season Testing

Silverstone Test

In the third official test in the BSB calendar, #4 Linfoot set a fast pace around the 1.64-mile Silverstone National circuit in Northampton, just missing out on the top spot in several of the sessions throughout the two-days, as the team fine tuned their base setting ahead of the season opener in less than 7-days. Even in tough conditions, Dan set a blistering time of 53.868 in Session 3, his time was only a tenth off the pace setter and only seven tenths shy of last year's pole time.

Team mate #44 Jones also made great improvements on the iForce BMW during the official test, to record his fastest time of 54.899 in Session 5.

Intermittent rain caused slippery conditions for the riders, with Session 2 being cut short. However, over 2 days and 6 practice sessions, both Linfoot and Jones made great progress and improved their times throughout.

Speaking on the day, Linfoot said “Very encouraging day here, conditions have been tough but we must take confidence from our early pace and look to keep making those small improvements, so we are ready for next week.”

Dan Jones enjoyed a “productive” outing and looks forward to his Superbike debut next week. Jones said. “It’s been positive all round for both sides the garage, the unity in the team is brilliant.”

When asked about his fastest lap, Jones added “It wasn’t a bad effort, I just got a tow off old Dan!”

This concludes the team’s pre-season testing and rider line-up for the 2022 British Superbike Championship. The team would like to wish Fraser Rogers all the very best of luck and success for 2022.

iForce BMW will be back in action on April 15th for the long-anticipated season opener at Silverstone, in what is guaranteed to be an action-packed thrilling 2022 season. For the latest trackside news, don’t forget to follow the team on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Test Report iForce BMW leave Snetterton after a successful three days of testing

Snetterton Test

iForce BMW riders, #4 Dan Linfoot and BSB rookie #44 Dan Jones took part in in the first of five official BSB test dates, as both team and riders start their shakedown heading towards the opening round of Bennetts British Superbike Championship in association with Pirelli on the 15th April at Silverstone.

In what was an action-packed test schedule, both riders improved throughout each of the eight outings over the three days. Dan Linfoot’s fastest time was during the 6th and final BSB session of the test, where he recorded a time of 1:47.609 on his penultimate lap around the 2.99-mile Norfolk circuit, just 1.038 seconds of the pace setter and four hundredth of a second off the lap record.

Speaking about the test, Linfoot said “Overall, this test has been very important. To get the ball rolling in three days of spring sunshine and ideal racing conditions has been great. We’ve had some issues during the testing, which we have worked through. The platform we now have gives us an ideal opportunity to build on and improve our setup, as we head to the next BSB test and the season ahead.

Linfoot improved his time consistently throughout every session and remains optimistic for the season ahead. He added. “My feeling on the bike improved each day, and we ended up with a competitive time, but as always, we have areas to focus on and as a team, we always strive for more.”

#44 Jones enjoyed a “very positive” BSB test debut for the team, setting a time of 1:49.686 during Sunday’s final test session. After his final outing he said. “The team worked really well in getting the settings that worked for me. Throughout this test I felt comfortable on the iForce BMW. We improved as the testing went on and found a direction where we need to go.” He added. “I had a small mishap on Friday, which meant I had to deal with an injury, so really pleased to drop into the 49’s. Let’s see what we can do in the coming tests.”

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Pre-Test Report Excitement Builds Ahead Of The First Official BSB Test Of 2022

New look iForce BMW Livery for 2022 BSB Season

The first round of testing for the 2022 British Superbike season gets underway at Snetterton this Friday (25/03/2022) and it promises to be an actioned packed three days of intense testing, with Dan Linfoot and Dan Jones looking to get their season underway with the iForce BMW team.

The 3-mile circuit offers a blend of challenges for the riders and gives them an opportunity to become familiar with the BMW M1000RR, as they prepare for the much-anticipated start of the season at Silverstone next month.

Linfoot, who will look to make his mark on the series for the Liverpool-based team, said “I’m looking forward to getting started with the team, getting familiar with the bike and just generally going through the motions of getting comfortable before round one.”

Previous BSB race winner, Linfoot will aim to bring his wealth of experience both on and off the track. When asked about his favourite part of the track, he joked. “I like the exit off the track onto the A11. There’s a new Starbucks coffee there!”

BSB rookie Dan Jones, who will make his first appearance for the team in the BSB class said “I am looking forward to learning about the iForce BMW and progressing throughout the weekend. It will be good fun to get a few laps under my belt.” He added “I’ve raced at Snetterton a few times now. I love turn 3 and the run down to turn 4. Really nice left hander with a wheelie on the way out!”

Fraser Rodgers has confirmed he will not be in attendance at Snetterton due to contracting NOVA virus. He will now aim to make his first appearance for the team at Donington for the second official test of the season on March 31st. We wish him a speedy recovery.

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PRESS RELEASE New look iForce BMW Livery for 2022 BSB Season

New look iForce BMW Livery for 2022 BSB Season

In front of a capacity crowd at Bowker BMW Motorrad Preston, iForce BMW announced their brand-new livery for the 2022 BSB season. John Nichol, Head of Business at Bowker BMW Motorrad, hosted the evening along-side the team’s Development Director, Julian Mosquera.

All three of the riders, Dan Linfoot, Fraser Rogers, and Dan Jones were on hand to help with the unveiling of the new livery, as well as taking part in a Q and A session throughout the evening.

The brilliant new livery and all three riders will be in action, as they hit the track for the first official BSB test at Snetterton later this month on March 26th.

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PRESS RELEASE iForce BMW THREE-RIDER LINE-UP FOR 2022 BSB CHAMPIONSHIP

Press Release

For the first time in PR Racing history, three riders will take to the grid for the 2022 BSB Championship under title sponsors iForce BMW. Dan Linfoot #4 will aim to lead the charge for his new team as one of the championships most experienced riders. Alongside him will sit Fraser Rogers #89, who returns to the series after a strong 2021 campaign in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship. Finally, Dan Jones #44 completes the line-up, making his BSB Championship debut after a successful season in the GP2 Championship.

Linfoot, who has over 240 career starts and 16 podiums in the BSB Championship, said “I have never ridden the M1000RR BMW before and am looking forward to developing the bike and showing the bigger teams our rear wheel”. When asked about his goals for 2022, he added “Definitely a regular top 10 finish and then a top 8. Obviously, I would like to push for the showdown, I have been there three times before, so I know what is needed to get us there.”

Fraser Rogers put together a strong performance in 2021, with 7 podium finishes and a victory at Knockhill on his way to placing 4th in the National Superstock Championship. As the series current lap record holder [Silverstone Int with a 54.427], Rogers will look to bring this form into BSB and said, “My aim is to push from the off and consistently finish in the points; if we get the balance right, by round 8, I want to be as close to the showdown as possible.” He added “I would like to thank iForce BMW for this opportunity to show what I can do on the big stage, and you can be assured I will give it everything.”

Dan Jones looks to replicate the success he found in GP2 after an impressive season in 2021, capturing 7 podiums and finishing 4th in the championship standings. Jones continued to impress during his testing in Spain late last year, where he adapted quickly to the superbike. Upon his promotion to BSB, he said “Racing in the British Superbike Championship is just one of my goals and it feels great to have got here. 2022 will be a massive learning curve, one I can't wait to get my teeth into.”

Julian Mosquera, Team Director, echoed the excitement of his three new riders and said “To have secured a rider with such a high pedigree as Dan Linfoot is great for the team. He has proven he can be a force to be reckoned with and with the package we are putting together, Dan should have a great season and take the team to the next level.”

Mosquera spoke highly of Fraser Rogers “We have been speaking to Fraser for several years and his success in last year’s Superstock Championship is a clear indication that he means business. He will make an exciting addition to our line-up.”

Speaking on Dan Jones, Mosquera said “After taking DJ out to test in Spain and seeing his performance, we decided to skip his year in Superstock and get him straight into Superbike. With his raw pace and clean riding style he should do well.”

Mosquera concluded “We must recognise all our sponsors who help us realise the team strategy, and especially iForce who are making a big impact, along with Lloyd & Jones who have partnered the team from the very early days as we started this journey.”

The three riders will hit the grid for the first time at Snetterton for preseason testing on March 26th, before heading to Silverstone for the first round of the 2022 season on April 15th.

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PRESS RELEASE 2022 TITLE SPONSOR ANNOUNCED

Press Release

For a second consecutive year PR Racing secures title partner iForce, the leading e-commerce supply chain fulfilment business.

On signing a deal that strengthens the relationship between the Liverpool-based team and iForce, PR Racing Development Director, Julian Mosquera said “We are incredibly grateful to have iForce continue their involvement with PR Racing at the highest level in BSB. Without their support and investment none of would be possible, so it is great to have iForce actively working with the team, as we move forward with our 2022 campaign.”

Paul Thirkell, Managing Director, iForce commented. “We love being part of the BSB paddock and in particular the PR family, they have a fantastic team setup. Having made in-roads last year, we wanted to continue to be part of their journey. The professionalism and technical expertise they apply has surprised us, along with their precision in delivery in such a fast-paced sport, both of which reflect well the iForce brand and how we serve our customers. We look forward to the coming season and sharing this exciting experience with our customer-base.”

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