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Ulster Grand Prix 2015 – Lee Johnston Stars Around Dundrod

Lee Johnston starred at the Ulster Grand Prix, as he recorded hat trick of race victories.

Superstock race saw general Lee begin action around Dundrod, in the best possible way, having secured race victory by under 0.1 of a second over Peter Hickman.

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Photo by Rod Neill

Piloting East Coast Racing S1000RR BMW, the two time North West 200 winner set a new lap record for superstock class, following lap speed of 132.793 mph.

Opening supersport race would see Lee involved in a six rider duel for victory. Showing terrific form on East Coast Racing 675 Daytona Triumph, he edged out recently crowned Irish road race supersport champion William Dunlop for victory, by just 0.039 of a second.

As in superstock race Lee was in lap record breaking form, his new supersport lap record around Dundrod, is an astonishing 128.913 mph.

Feature superbike race was next up. Battling against multiple TT winners Bruce Anstey and Ian Hutchinson, Lee produced another performance of the highest quality, as he sealed third place finish.

Second supersport race saw Lee make it a hat trick of victories, showing more world class form on East Coast Racing’s 675 Daytona Triumph.

Before the start of the 2015 road racing season, many people where tipping Lee Johnston to add to his tally of two international road race victories.

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Photo by Rod Neill

Following the 2015 Ulster Grand Prix, Lee’s international road race wins total, stands at six.

He’s this season so far won more international road races than any other rider, following superstock success at North West 200 and hat trick of wins at the Ulster GP.

The East Yorkshire based East Coast Racing team, are over the moon with how the season’s gone with Lee. Both of them have to be contenders for best team and rider of the 2015 road racing season.

Next pure road race meeting coming up for Lee, is the popular Classic TT Races. The six time international road race winner is looking forward to competing on MV Agusta and Suzuki machinery in 350, 500, formula 1 races.

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