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East Coast Racing’s International Road Race Ambitions


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East Coast racing are aiming for more international road race wins in 2015 following a hugely successful 2014 road racing season with Lee Johnston.

The Vauxhall international North West provided the team and Lee with their first race wins around the triangle. Following two superb all round performances general Lee powered his way to victories in both super twin races.


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TT 2015 saw the 2013 TT privateers champion clinch personal best TT finish in Royal London 360 superstock race as he finished in fifth position. Around Oliver’s Mount Lee enjoyed a highly successful years action around the iconic road race circuit which included top class results at Ian Watson spring cup road races and cock of the north road races.

Third international road race of the season for both team and rider was the worlds fastest road race the Ulster Grand Prix. Race action began in the Dundrod 150 races where Lee secured victory in super twins race following another hugely impressive performance on East Coast racing ER6 Kawasaki.

Supersport and superbike races on race day at the Ulster Grand Prix provided the hugely talented rider with two more podium finishes around the hugely popular road race circuit. Arguably highlight from both races was third position in feature superbike race where throughout he was pushing Bruce Anstey and Guy Martin for race lead as he finished in front of 11 times TT winner Michael Dunlop.


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The 2014 Scarborough gold cup saw him score his first win around the mount winning a pulsating second supersport race after a brilliant battle for victory with Ivan Lintin. Steve Henshaw international gold cup would see Lee finish in third position as he finalised his years action around Oliver’s Mount in good style.

Final pure road race action of the year for Lee and East Coast racing was at the prestigious Macau Grand Prix. Having qualified a superb third on the grid expectations where positive that he could end the year on a high with another standout result. This would prove to be the case as he finished in hugely creditable fifth position.


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For 2015 East Coast racing are all set to run S1000RR BMW’s in superbike and superstock classes at the Isle of Man TT, North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.

Whilst the supersport races are set to see the established front running team at all international road races run high spec 675 Daytona Triumph, the team ran by Phil Reed is confident that in 2015 with new machinery that they can battle for more top quality results including battling for second TT victory on the mountain course.

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