Ivan Lintin became the first rider to win the Lightweight TT twice as he claimed back-to-back wins on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki.

Lintin had to fight back to catch and pass early leader James Hillier on the opening lap, but the Lincolnshire rider gradually pulled away to win by more than 12 seconds at the conclusion of the four-lap race, with Martin Jessopp claiming his first TT podium in third, a huge 1m 44.383s in arrears.

The Bardney racer, who won both Supertwins races at the North West 200 in May, said: "I'm naturally over the moon to have taken my second TT win. I was getting good pit boards so I knew I was in the mix in the first two laps and the team did a fantastic job in the pits to extend the lead.

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"When I saw 'P1, +8s' on my board, I could breathe a bit although I did make a few mistakes, running wide in a couple of places, so I had to get a hold of myself," he added.

"There were a couple of yellow flags in places so had to slow down but other than that, the race was perfect and I'm delighted."

It was the RC Express Racing team's third straight win after Dean Harrison claimed the spoils in 2014.

It was the third win in the class for the team after Dean Harrison's triumph in 2014.



The top six was completed by Gary Johnson (WK Bikes/CF Moto), Italy's Stefano Bonetti on the Paton S1 and Dan Cooper.