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Double Lightweight TT Champion Lintin, Billown Specialist Cowton Join Pre TT Classic Field

Two times Lightweight TT champion Ivan Lintin, plus former Duke Road Race Rankings champion, and renowned Billown specialist James Cowton are just two of the high profile entries for next months Pre TT Classic Road Races, which has attracted an entry of almost 300 competitors.

Outside of international roads rising stars, regular Super Twin class front runners Lintin and Cowton, the likes of Mike Hose, Alan Oversby and Bill Swallow are all anticipated to be in contention for multiple class victories.

Additional potential rostrum finishers, who have confirmed to tackle the Colas Billown course in May, include experienced racing all rounder Chris McGahan, Irish roads stalwart Brian Mateer and the evergreen Ewan Hamilton.

With just over a month, till the TT 2018 festival, enters the horizon, anticipation is building for the traditional curtain raiser to the most famous road race in the world.

Photo by Tony Lloyd-Davies

With a 294 strong entry, allied to an as ever vibrant thorough mix of in house, stylish, authentic and one off yesteryear machines, it’s no wonder that the Blackford’s Pre TT Classic races, is considered one of the must visit events this year for Classic racing enthusiasts worldwide.

Words by Stevie Rial