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Stats: International Road Race Super Twin Podium Finishers 2010-2019

The sheer competitiveness, close fought nature of Super Twin racing in the 2010’s is firmly illustrated by the amount of riders to claim a third place finish or better at International roads events, the North West 200, TT Races, Ulster Grand Prix.

Heading the International roads twins podium finishers category for the 10’s are jointly Michael Rutter, Ivan Lintin and Jeremy McWilliams.

Rutter, Lintin and McWilliams have all banked nine rostrum finishes and between them have secured 12 race wins.

Photo by Rod Neill

Widely known for his role in increasing the popularity of the Super Twins class, three times TT winner Ryan Farquhar like James Hillier and the late but great James Cowton has acquired in the 10’s seven International roads podium placing’s within the Kawasaki dominated twins class.

In total 28 riders have secured at least one podium finish, the most recent being front runners from last August’s Ulster GP, Team ILR’s Joe Loughlin and RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki’s Paul Jordan.

The full list of racers to stand on the podium from NW200, TT, Ulster GP twins class competition within the 2010-2019 period, is as follows:

(Number beside racers name, indicates amount of rostrum finishes acquired by the competitor)

Michael Rutter 9
Ivan Lintin 9
Jeremy McWilliams 9
Ryan Farquhar 7
James Hillier 7
James Cowton 7
Martin Jessopp 6
Jamie Hamilton 5
Lee Johnston 5
Dan Cooper 4
Michael Dunlop 3
Derek McGee 3
Jamie Coward 3
Christian Elkin 3
Dean Harrison 2
John Burrows 2
Adam McLean 2
Joe Thompson 2
Joe Loughlin 2
Conor Cummins 1
Peter Hickman 1
Richard McCartney 1
Adrian Archibald 1
Russ Mountford 1
Derek Sheils 1
Ian Lougher 1
Stefano Bonetti 1
Paul Jordan 1

Words by Stevie Rial

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