Lincolnshire rider scoops first win in Isle of Man TT race

A Lincolnshire biker has secured his first victory in one of the world’s most iconic motorcycle races – in a record speed.

Ivan Lintin, 30, from Bardney near Lincoln, claimed his victory in the three-lap Isle of Man Lightweight TT race on the Mountain Course on Friday, June 12.

Ivan is from Bardney near Lincoln. Photo: Ivan Lintin via Twitter

Ivan is from Bardney near Lincoln. Photo: Ivan Lintin via Twitter

He finished nearly four seconds ahead of James Hillier, with the pair both smashing the previous lap records around the course.

Kawasaki rider Lintin was 38 seconds inside the previous race record time, clocking a fastest lap of 120.845 mph.

Michael Rutter, who has won 28 British Superbike Championship races in his career, rounded off the top three.

After the race, Lintin told Bike Sport News that the result was a dream come true.

He said: “I can hardly believe it. The team said to me before the race lets make the dream happen, so I pushed on and did that.

“The race went well – I was getting boards, so knew where I was. I knuckled down and got the win.”