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Barry Sheene Road Race Festival – Modern Senior Race 2 Report

The second leg of modern senior race at the Barry Sheene road race festival saw Dean Harrison who had elected to ride on Mistral racing ZXR 750 Kawasaki get a fine start to lead into Mere Hairpin on lap 1.

Daley Mathison slotted into second place, Ivan Lintin held third place and Mick Goodings also got a good start on Motocraft Conversions backed CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade.

As opening lap of race went on Harrison’s lead over Mathison and Lintin increased slightly, at the end of opening lap Dean Harrison had a half second advantage over the chasing pack.

Onto lap two and Daley Mathison hit the front on Hol Taj team classic Suzuki backed superbike, Ivan Lintin moved into second place as Dean Harrison went down to third position.

From here Mathison pulled out a moderate advantage over Lintin on Taylor Lindsey racing CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade.

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At end of lap three Daley Mathison lead Ivan Lintin as the leading duo pulled out a decent advantage over Dean Harrison in third place on Mistral racing ZXR 750 Kawasaki.

On lap four Ivan Lintin took the lead of the race over Daley Mathison, 2014 TT privateers champion Ivan was in determined mood looking to continue his excellent form during 2014 road racing season.

Daley Mathison now in second place continued to challenge Lintin for the lead on lap five as Dean Harrison maintained third place and had a fairly big advantage over Mick Goodings in fourth place.

Mick Goodings would soon have mechanical issues which meant Mark Lister was into fourth place and leading supersport 600 mounted rider in the race.

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Now leading by a good margin over Daley Mathison by end of lap six Ivan Lintin looked set to achieve another win around Oliver’s Mount.

And so it was to be as talented road racer Ivan made it two wins in a day at Barry Sheene road race festival and his third win overall at the popular meeting at Oliver’s Mount.

Daley Mathison finished in a superb second place, Dean Harrison produced a dazzling performance for Mistral racing coming home in third position. A remarkable ride from Dean given the bike he was competing on is twenty two years old compared to the modern 1000cc bikes the current lightweight TT winner was up against.

Mark Lister was delighted with fourth place finish, Mark who enjoys competing at Oliver’s Mount is making his Manx Grand Prix debut this year.
Mark Goodings finished in a highly creditable fifth place whilst James Neesom, Matthew Rees, Rad Hughes, Marc Coggon and Christian Slater completed the top ten.

So a top way to round off an excellent Barry Sheene road race festival at Oliver’s Mount. Ivan Lintin, Dean Harrison and Ryan Farquhar all secured a hat trick of victories after two days of exciting and entertaining racing.

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