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Ulster Grand Prix Preview – Part 4 – Super Twins Race

Ivan Lintin, regarded by many as the leading super twins rider in pure road racing, goes into the 2015 Ulster Grand Prix as the in form rider in super twin class.

Alongside his memorable lightweight TT victory, Ivan has this season secured success on RC Express Racing ER6 Kawasaki, at Spring Cup National Road Races, Cock Of The North Road Races, Barry Sheene Festival Powered by Suzuki.

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During the Southern 100, Ivan showed his international road race winning quality by securing back to back super twin race victories.

Already a two time Ulster Grand Prix winner, he’s tipped by multiple people around the world, to record another super twin’s triumph, at the fastest road race in the world.

Reigning Duke Road Race Rankings champion James Cowton, has showed strong form this season in super twin’s class.

Victories at Spring Cup National Road Races, post TT races, have been backed up by fourth place finish in lightweight TT, second place finishes at Southern 100, fourth place finishes at Cookstown 100, Armoy Road Races.

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Having enjoyed a terrific debut around Dundrod in 2014, James is looking forward to competing for the second time at the Ulster Grand Prix.

He’s all set for competition on Stewart Smith Racing ER6 Kawasaki, as he aims for a result of the highest quality.

Recently crowned Irish road race super twins champion Derek Mcgee, has the undoubted talent to secure a world class result.

Leading newcomer at TT 2015, has enjoyed a great seasons racing on Shane Wogan backed ER6 Kawasaki.

Recording race wins at Tandragee, Kells, Skerries, Walderstown and recently second place finish at Armoy Road Races.

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Photo by Rod Neill

Derek will start as one of the prime contenders for race victory, as will Glenn Irwin.

Glenn dazzled on his debut at Dundrod, recording fifth place finish in super twins race, as he showed top class form on VRS Racing ER6 Kawasaki.

For the 2015 UGP he’s piloting Cookstown Burrows Engineering ER6 Kawasaki, Glenn is confident he has the package to propel him to his first international road race victory.

Rising road racing star Connor Behan, has the proven pedigree on the super twins, to potentially stand on the top step of the podium.

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Currently holding second position in Irish road race super twin’s championship, Connor finished an excellent ninth in lightweight race at TT 2015, showcasing his talent and pace around the mountain course.

Connor’s all set to compete on Emerald Road Racing ER6 Kawasaki, as he aims like Glenn Irwin for his first victory at an international road race meeting.

Added quality to the entry list is added by 2007 North West 200 250 race winner Christian Elkin, riding Mckinstry Racing ER6 Kawasaki.

Plus Paul Jordan on the B&W Racing ER6 Kawasaki, Dave Moffitt on JHS Racing Suzuki, Maria Costello MBE, Scott Campbell, Andy Farrell, Sam Wilson, Paul Gartland, Callum Laidlaw.

Two time junior Manx Grand Prix winner Michael Sweeney plus sixth place finisher in 2015 lightweight TT Dan Cooper.

Both can’t be discounted from been in contention for podium placing’s on Kielty Heating ER6 Kawasaki and CMS Racing ER6 Kawasaki.

As can’t 2014 Czech road racing super twins champion Michal Dokoupil. Michal is having a tremendous 2015 road racing season, he currently leads the Irish road race 400 championship.

Piloting the RT+E Racing ER6 Kawasaki, Indi has the talent to cause many a surprise or two.

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Newcomers entered include James Tadman, who’s impressed many this year, with his highly accomplished displays around Oliver’s Mount.

Super twins class in recent years, has grown in popularity, plus the class has produced multiple new stars in pure road racing.

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A race of the highest quality is in prospect, during the 2015 Ulster Grand Prix, as a top quality line up of riders push for race victory, on the fastest road racing circuit in the world, Dundrod.

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