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Ivan Lintin wins Gold Cup at Scarborough

Lincolnshire rider dominates to beat John McGuinness and Lee Johnston in feature race at Oliver's Mount in North Yorkshire
Ivan Lintin dominated at the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup meeting at Scarborough to take the spoils in the feature race.

Lintin, who started from pole on the Taylor Lindsey Honda, shot into the lead to head Padgetts Honda's John McGuinness by 1.4 seconds at the end of the opening lap, with Mick Goodings slotting into third place.

Lintin continued to pull away at the front, stretching his lead to 2.2 seconds on the second lap over McGuinness with Bruce Anstey now into third on the second of the Padgetts Honda machines, a further three seconds behind.

At the midway point of the eight lap race Lintin's advantage was now 3.6 seconds with Anstey slipping further behind in third as Lee Johnston moved up to fourth on the Pirtek Honda.

Northern Ireland rider Johnston moved into third ahead of Anstey on lap five but he was too far behind Lintin and McGuinness to challenge the top two for victory.

Barring a mistake, Lintin had the prestigious Gold Cup silverware in the bag as he extended his lead to five seconds on the penultimate lap at the 2.4-mile Oliver's Mount circuit.

And the Lincolnshire rider crossed the line to earn his maiden success in the race, with McGuinness settling for the runner-up spot, 10.26 seconds behind as Johnston finished on the rostrum in third. Anstey held on to fourth ahead of James Cowton, with Mick Goodings completing the top six.

The race was red flagged on the opening lap after Daley Mathison came off, escaping serious injury.

A somewhat depleted Gold Cup field was missing several star names this year, with eight-time winner Guy Martin missing out due to testing commitments in Germany with French privateer Suzuki team RC2L ahead of the Le Mans 24-Hour race.

Dean Harrison is still recovering from injuries sustained at the Ulster Grand Prix, while William and Michael Dunlop were not entered at Scarborough.

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September 14, 2014 6:50 PM

Big congratulations to Ivan. I thought he would do it today. He's been getting quicker and quicker at The Mount over the past few years and I'm sure his regular appearances at the other smaller Scarborough meetings have given him the competitive edge today. It's a shame there were some top names missing today but a fantastic win nevertheless. You can only beat what's put in front of you.


September 18, 2014 8:42 PM

the organisers should be had up under the trades description act by claiming riders are apearing they darn well no are not 30 pounds to get in as a o a p i get in to most british superbikes for 22 pounds

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