Ivan Lintin dominates at Scarborough

Ivan Lintin dominated at Oliver’s Mount at the weekend to come away from Scarborough with six wins from seven starts. The Taylor Lindsey Racing rider came away with the David Jeffries Cup, the Lee Pullman Trophy and the biggest one of the weekend – the International Gold Cup.

Lintin was joined on the track by some of road racing’s biggest names at the minute including John McGuinness, Bruce Anstey and Lee Johnston. He kickstarted his weekend with a win in the first leg of the David Jeffries Supersport race. Losing out to Johnston and Daley Mathison on the first lap, Lintin fought back to win by three seconds with Johnston having to settle for second and Mathison third. The B race was won by Neil Kernohan who beat Roger Wibberly and Don Gilbert. Next up for Lintin was a win in the Lee Pullman Supertwins class, this time beating Jamie Hamilton and James Cowton again with a comfortable margin. Hamilton went on to win the first leg of the Classic Superbike race, beating former boss Ryan Farquhar by over 30 seconds. David Bell finished in third place a further 14 seconds back. Lintin’s third and final victory of Saturday came in the first leg of the Superbike race which was red flagged. After five laps he crossed the line seven seconds ahead of Mathison with McGuinness picking up the final podium position. Other winners on the day were Conrad Harrison & Lee Patterson in the first sidecar race, Farquhar in the first leg of the Senior B race and Paul Owen in the Phil Mellor Trophy Lightweight class.

On Sunday it was back to business for Lintin as he added three further victories to the three picked up on Saturday. He won the second leg of the Superbike race – Senior A – once again beating Johnston and Mathison while Tom Weeden won the B race. Farquhar picked up his second victory of the weekend in the second Classic Superbike race – beating Davy Morgan and David Bell – and finished second to Weeden in Senior B. Johnston took victory in the 600 race, beating on-form man Lintin by just three tenths of a second after Lintin ran wide at the Mountside Hairpin on the final lap. They were once again joined on the podium by Mathison, who was another rider enjoying a positive weekend. There was another victory for Kernohan in the Supersport B class while Ian and Carl Bell improved on their second from Saturday to win the second sidecar race. Lintin once again won the Super Lightweight class with Cowton in second and Hamilton third.

The final race of the day was the Gold Cup – the main event. Lintin stormed to victory and beat McGuinness by over ten seconds. Johnston was a further four seconds back in third place rounding off a solid weekend for the Northern Irishman riding the Pirtek Honda. Anstey had run in the podium positions early on in the race but eventually lost out and had to settle for fourth, seven tenths back on Johnston. Cowton, Mick Goodings, Weeden, Bruce Birnie, Mark Goodings, and Brian Greenfield also finished in the top ten.

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