Scarborough Gold Cup 2014 – Superb Opening Senior Race A Victory For Ivan Lintin

The opening senior A race at the 2014 Scarborough gold cup was reduced to five laps following original running of the race red flagged after an incident involving Seamus Elliott.

Ivan Lintin and Lee Johnston battled it out into mere hairpin on opening lap with Lintin just going into race lead as James Cowton following starting down on row five of the grid battled his way into top 12 placing as lap 1 went on.

As lap 1 concluded Ivan Lintin lead Lee Johnston by under half a second as Daley Mathison slotted into third place with Brian Greenfield a fine fourth in front of 21 times TT winner John McGuinness.

Lap 2 and positions out front remained largely the same with Lintin maintaining around the 0.4 mark lead over Johnston in second. Both riders producing arguably their best road racing seasons to date where showing why they are both regarded as future TT winners.


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Daley Mathison continued to hold third position as Brian Greenfield was still holding off John McGuinness on Valvoline racing by Padgetts motorcycles CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade.

At the end of lap 2 Lintin had a 0.4 of a second over Johnston who was producing a typically determined performance on East Coast racing CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade. But then on lap three reliability issues struck as the Dundrod 150 super twins race winner was confirmed as a retirement.

This left Lintin with a healthy advantage over Mathison now into second place with John McGuinness moving into third position. Jamie Hamilton, James Cowton, David Hewson and Brian Greenfield where all battling over fourth place as we entered lap four.

Ivan Lintin’s lead grew on lap four to over eight seconds over Daley Mathison who loves competing around Oliver’s Mount. John McGuinness continued to maintain third place whilst Jamie Hamilton now fourth was impressing hugely on Mistral racing ZXR 750 Kawasaki.

So onto the final lap and Ivan Lintin having built over eight seconds advantage over Mathison rode a calm and measured lap around Oliver’s Mount to secure senior race a first leg victory.

Taylor Lindsey racing rider Ivan has in 2014 proven that he’s not just one of the leading exponents of the super twins class and this result proves further that he is getting better and better in superbike races at every road race meeting in which he competes at.

Daley Mathison was a great second as he continues his superb season of racing which has included 125 Ulster Grand Prix victory. John McGuinness completed top three finishers following a typically highly accomplished performance from the TT legend.


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Jamie Hamilton secured fourth position as James Cowton recorded fifth place finish after a tenacious and gritty performance on rnb plumbing backed CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade. Rounding out the top six was David Hewson on his own teams RSV4 Aprilia.

Brian Greenfield secured seventh position in what was a truly battling performance from him. Davy Morgan, Paul Owen and Steven Procter finalized the top ten during a race which saw Ivan Lintin prove he is more than capable of clinching Steve Henshaw international gold cup victory tomorrow.

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