Five times international road race winner Ivan Lintin, reminded everyone of his perhaps under the radar two stroke calibre aboard the JRC Racing RS 250 Honda at the 2017 Classic TT Races, as he recorded a fourth Mountain Course top three finish.
Originally fourth at the completion of the record breaking Dunlop Lightweight race, the twice Lightweight TT winner following post race scrutineering was elevated to third in the race results, with second place finisher Red Fox Grinta Racing’s Michael Rutter disqualified due to an oversized fuel tank.
Reflecting on the race, which yielded at first a fourth place finish, Ivan said:
“I was in a sort of no man’s land as the race settled down. I couldn’t catch them (race leaders) and I wasn’t being caught.”
Photo by Jim Gibson
Adding his thoughts on been elevated post race to third, he stated:
“It had been a good job that I had time in hand though, as the bike started to go off on the last lap. It wasn’t running cleanly and I had to nurse it home.”
Ivan’s next upcoming roads meet, sees him return to Oliver’s Mount for the 67th Scarborough Gold Cup, where he will be reunited with the Dafabet Devitt Racing Kawasaki’s.
Words by Stevie Rial