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00 Ivan Lintin

Ivan Lintin and the Devitt RC Express Racing team took their
second successive win at the Isle of Man TT races on Wednesday
evening.

The Lincolnshire ace taking the Lightweight race by over 12 seconds
from regular sparring partner James Hillier.

It was the third win in the class for the team after Dean Harrison’s
triumph in 2014.



The Lightweight race got underway at 6.30pm with the island again bathed in sunshine and Ivan grabbed
the lead at Glen Helen on the opening lap although his lead over James Hillier was just 0.33s.
By Ramsey, the gap had moved to 1.4s but it was now Hillier in the lead with Ivan in second and that was
how it stayed at the end of the lap, with Ivan lapping at 118.645mph to lie 2.1s adrift.


Second time around, the deficit ebbed and flowed between the timing points around the 37 and ¾-mile
course and as the riders pitted for fuel at half race distance, the difference between the two riders was
only 1.4s but a second lap speed of 119.806mph, the fastest lap of the race, now gave Ivan the lead.
 
With another superb pit stop by the team, Ivan now had some breathing space and as he swept through
Glen Helen on his third lap, he now led Hillier by a more comfortable 8.2s. His lead remained constant
throughout the third lap and as he started his fourth and final lap, his advantage had stretched to in excess
of eleven seconds. And riding to his signals, he was able to maintain the gap for another brilliant TT win.
 
Ivan’s day had started with the second Supersport race which was delayed by a couple of hours due to
mist on parts of the island. Having retired from Monday’s corresponding race, it was a steady start for Ivan
but an opening lap of 122.135mph saw him comfortably running inside the top 15. and with two 123mph+
laps on the second and fourth laps, he was able to move up to a fine 13th place for yet another silver replica.


Ben Constable, Team Co-owner: “We came here to win the Lightweight race and that’s exactly what we’ve done!
                                                                   
00 Ivan Lintin team

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