Lintin on a two-year deal with the reigning TT Privateers Champion spearheading their attack at all of the International road races in both 2015 and 2016.
The 30-year old will replace the departed Dean Harrison in the Bristol-based team, run by the father and son combination of Roy and Ben Constable, and having enjoyed a superb 2014 season, the Lincolnshire rider will get his first taste of a Superbike machine whilst also being well placed to challenge for podiums in all other classes.
Lintin will campaign a pair of ZX-10R Kawasaki’s in the Superbike and Superstock classes and will also have an ER6 Kawasaki at his disposal for the Lightweight events, a class where he’s previously excelled with wins at the Ulster GP, Southern 100 and Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough as well as lapping fastest in practice at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races.
The last two seasons, in particular, have seen Lintin come to the fore in road racing circles with some impressive performances for the Taylor Lindsey Racing and McKinstry Racing teams. As well as dominating this year’s TT Privateer’s Championship, he ran as high as fifth in the opening Supersport race before finishing seventh after lapping in excess of 124mph, and posted a new personal best lap of the Mountain Course with an impressive 125.627mph being set on his Superstock machine in the Senior race. His best result to date around the 37 and ¾-mile course came in 2013 when he narrowly missed out on a podium in the Lightweight race with a hard fought fourth place.
In addition, Lintin won the prestigious International Gold Cup race at Scarborough in 2014 defeating, amongst others, John McGuinness, taking six wins from his seven starts at the meeting, whilst he also took the Lightweight race at the Ulster GP for a second successive year. Three more top ten finishes were taken at Dundrod, including fourth in the Supersport race, whilst he also took his maiden podium at the North West 200 with a close second in the opening Lightweight race.
The highly consistent Lintin will now make the step up to the Superbike class with established front runners RC Express Racing and is keen to build on, and better, his previous results and firmly challenge for podiums at all of the International road races.
The 2015 season will see him undertake a rigorous testing programme before having a concerted attack on the Isle of Man TT, North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix road races. In what promises to be a busy season, he’ll also contest July’s Southern 100 meeting and all three events at Oliver’s Mount.
“I’m delighted to be joining RC Express Racing and it’s a fabulous opportunity for me, one I’m determined to grab with both hands. I’ve been really pleased with my results and progression over the last two years and joining forces with RC Express will enable me to progress to the next level. As soon as talks between Ben, Roy and myself started it didn’t take long for everything to fall into place and you only have to look at what they’ve achieved with Dean to see that they’ve firmly established themselves as a major force to be reckoned with<" said Lintin.
“I’m really looking forward to getting on a Superbike for the first time and the next two seasons promise to be really exciting for me. The team set-up will enable me just to concentrate on my riding, something that I haven’t been able to do previously, and I’m confident I’ll be able to repay the faith Ben and Roy have shown in me. I’ll be looking to finish in the top ten at all of the International road races and am really grateful for the chance to campaign the RC Express Racing machines. I’d also like to thank everyone at Taylor Lindsey Racing for all their support over the last two seasons.”