Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Ivan Lintin has recently sampled his Senior Classic TT steed at Donington Park, the Brian Richards Racing G50 500 Seeley.
His previous two Classic TT campaign’s aboard the immaculately prepared machine which is owned by Angela Cragg, have seen an eighth place finish chalked up in 2015, whilst last year saw niggling problems afflict his chances of a top draw result.
A world class exponent of the Mountain Course, Ivan cannot be discounted from challenging at minimum for a top five finish in August.
Photo courtesy of Peter Scherer
Speaking about the subtle differences of competition on classic machinery, compared to his usual Dafabet Devitt Kawasaki mounts, Ivan said:
“The principles of riding a classic are the same as a modern bike, but with sixties technology. At first I tried to ride it like a modern bike, but you have to acclimatise.”
Alongside the Brian Richards Racing G50 500 Seeley, Ivan’s 2017 Classic TT challenge also sees him line up on a 350 Seeley 7R AJS, plus the John Chapman Racing RS 250 Honda and the Kraus Racing backed ZXR 750 RR Kawasaki.
Before his second Mountain Course voyage of 2017, the next upcoming roads action on the horizon for Ivan, is at the world’s fastest road race, the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix where he will be aiming to add to his current record of two victories at Dundrod.
Words by Stevie Rial