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NW200: Lee Johnston clinches last lap Supertwin success

Former British Superstock 600 champion Lee Johnston earns his maiden international road racing victory in the Supertwin class at the North West 200
Lee Johnston secured his first international road racing victory with a final lap triumph in the opening Supertwin event at the North West 200.

The Northern Ireland rider overhauled long time race leader Ivan Lintin on the fourth and last lap on his East Coast Kawasaki to claim a dramatic victory, making his move on the brakes at Juniper chicane.

Victory for Johnston was all the sweeter after he slid off on lap one of the Supersport race at York hairpin.

Lintin had led the race by four seconds at one stage, but Johnston and Keith Amor on the KMR Kawasaki began to reel him in.

Scottish competitor Amor, who has come out of retirement this season, was in contention for the victory but went out with a problem on the final lap. Amor had the consolation of a new lap record at 108.644mph.

James Cowton clinched the last place on the rostrum followed by Quattro Plant Kawasaki's James Hillier, Jamie Hamilton on Stewart Smith's Kawasaki and Ryan Farquhar, who was the first of the KMR Kawasaki riders across the line.

Martin Jessopp, making his debut in the class, finished in seventh.



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