MOTORSPORT: Speed star Lintin signs for TT champions

New deal: Ivan Lintin
New deal: Ivan Lintin

Bardney motorbike star Ivan Lintin has signed for Isle of Man TT race winners RC Express Racing.

Lintin has agreed a two-year deal with the reigning TT Privateers champions, spearheading their attack at the Isle of Man TT Races and the other international road races for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

The 30-year old will replace Dean Harrison in the team run by father and son Roy and Ben Constable.

After enjoying a superb 2014, Lintin will get his first taste of a Superbike machine while also being well placed to challenge for podiums in the other classes.

Lintin will campaign a pair of ZX-10R Kawasaki’s in the Superbike and Superstock classes and will also have an ER6 Kawasaki at his disposal for the Lightweight events.

It is a class where he’s previously excelled with wins at the Ulster GP, Southern 100 and Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough - as well as lapping fastest in qualifying at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races.

His best result to date around the TT course came in 2013 when he narrowly missed out on a podium in the Lightweight Race with a hard fought fourth place.

The 2015 season will see him undertake a rigorous testing programme before making a concerted attack on the Isle of Man TT, North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix road races.

In what promises to be a busy season, he’ll also contest July’s Southern 100 meeting and all three events at Oliver’s Mount.

Lintin said: “I’m delighted to be joining RC Express Racing. It’s a fabulous opportunity for me, and one I’m determined to grab with both hands.

“I’ve been really pleased with my results and progression over the last two years and joining forces with RC Express will enable me to progress to the next level.

“I’m really looking forward to getting on a Superbike for the first time and the next two seasons promise to be really exciting for me.”