MOTORCYCLING: Lintin loves to be by the seaside

Ivan Lintin
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Bardney speedster Ivan Linkin has added two more titles to his impressive tally of wins in 2014.

Fresh from his success at the Southern 100, Lintin impressed again with strong performances in all of his races at the Cock o’ the North Trophy races at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.

His two wins and four second places from his seven races on the Tigcraft Kawasaki and Taylor Lindsey Racing Honda Superstock machines to further enhance his ever-growing reputation.

Wet weather affected the riders on the Saturday at the seaside venue but Lintin’s day started well on the 1000cc Honda with a good second place behind regular sparring partner Dean Harrison in the first Superbike race.

A ‘retirement’ followed in the opening leg of the Lightweight when the oil pressure light came on during a warm-up lap after a downpour hit the circuit.

However, with the problem being traced to water in the electrics, Lintin was able to get back on track later in the day to take a close second in the second leg, just 0.125s behind Harrison.

Conditions were much more favourable on Sunday with warm sunshine at the 2.43-mile venue and another second place opened Ivan’s account for the day, this time in the second Superbike race.

Two wins then swiftly followed in the third and fourth legs of the Lightweight class, the two races sandwiching his fourth runners-up spot over the two days, this time in the feature Cock o’ the North Trophy race after a good battle with Lee Johnston.

Lintin said: “It’s been another good weekend and better than expected as I wasn’t sure if I’d be fit enough to compete at the beginning of the weekend.

“The rain on Saturday made it quite tricky as one minute you were out in the sun and the next it was absolutely throwing down and with 25 degrees heat and what felt like 100% humidity, it was certainly challenging for everyone.

“I’m really happy with how the weekend went so a big thank you again to all my sponsors.”

Lintin now has a break before contesting the Ulster Grand Prix, held on the famous Dundrod circuit, on August 13-16.