Barry Sheene Road Race Festival – Modern Senior First Leg Race Report

The 1st leg of modern senior race at Barry Sheene road race festival began in fine conditions all around Oliver’s Mount.


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Gaining the lead into Mere Hairpin on lap 1 was Ivan Lintin, Ivan competing on Taylor Lindsey racing CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade lead Daley Mathison and Dean Harrison close together in second and third place positions.

Throughout lap 1 Lintin maintained a adequate advantage out front whilst Harrison was now in front of Mathison for second place as he began his challenge for race victory.

At the end of opening lap Ivan Lintin lead Dean Harrison by around 0.8 of a second mark. Daley Mathison held third place, Mick Goodings occupied fourth place and Mark Lister completed the top five.

Lap 2 saw positions out front remain the same but Lintin’s lead over Harrison came down slightly as Mathison continued to occupy second place.

As the riders completed lap 2 Ivan Lintin still lead but was now involved in a good battle for race lead with Dean Harrison. Showing good form was Tom Weeden holding a top eight position competing on 675 Daytona Triumph.

Onto lap three and the race leaders continued to battle for race lead, the action out front had everyone engrossed around Oliver’s Mount.

By lap four the leading duo of Lintin and Harrison had stretched out a sizeable advantage over Mathison in third place, Mick Goodings wasn’t to far behind Mathison in fourth place whilst Mark Lister continued to impress holding fifth place.


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Lap five and Ivan Lintin despite being under constant pressure from Dean Harrison was continuing to lead out front.

With a half second lead at end of lap five Lintin had the advantage over Harrison going into final laps of the race. Daley Mathison competing on Hol Taj backed GSX-R 1000 Suzuki superbike was still in third place producing a fine performance.

Penultimate lap of race saw Ivan Lintin and Dean Harrison close together as they both fought it out for modern senior first leg race win at Barry Sheene road race festival.

Final lap of the race beckoned with at end of lap six Lintin holding 0.4 of a second lead over Harrison on RC Express racing ZX10 Kawasaki.

Going into Mere Hairpin on final lap drama struck as when being held up slightly passing a slower rider Lintin made a tiny mistake which allowed Harrison through into race lead.

From here the rider from Bradford took full control of the race, at the line Dean Harrison recorded race victory. Ivan Lintin finished in second place a fair amount in front of third place finisher Daley Mathison.


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Mick Goodings came home in fourth place, Mark Lister was an excellent fifth and Tom Weeden rounded out the top six. Keith Pringle competing on a S1000RR BMW produced a solid performance finishing in seventh place.

Matthew Rees secured a highly creditable top ten finish in a race which saw a brilliant battle for race victory between Dean Harrison and Ivan Lintin.

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