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  • Derek Wilson

Successful First Superbike test for Jason Lynn.

Newly crowned Ulster Supersport Champion Jason Lynn is to step up to the big bike class for 2020.

As many other riders have done Lynn served his apprenticeship racing mini motos then worked his way through the ranks of the production 125s and on to a GP 125.

At 15 years old local business man Walter Bell gave him the opportunity to step up to the 600 championship an opportunity he took to like a duck to water and on his debut outing won 5 races from 5 starts at Nuttscorner.

Having raced supersport machines for some eight years with great success recently taking his fourth Ulster Supersport Championship the 23 year old from Upperlands in County Londonderry now feels the time is right to step up and compete in the premier class.

For his assault on the 2020 USBK Championship Lynn has recently taken delivery of an ex John Burrows Susuki GSXR 1000 a bike with a proven pedigree raced by Ulster and Irish National Roads Superbike Champion Derek Sheils.

Jason is under no illusion that the task ahead of him is going to be a walk in the park, the standard he will be up against is very high and many of the riders have a few years of experience ahead of him.

They had a successful first outing on the bike on Tuesday at Kirkistown Race Track to get some miles under his belt and set up experience prior to his first race at the Sunflower in a couple of weeks time.

“I am really looking forward to the challenge ahead of me but it will be a very steep learning process” he said “I have raced against some of the guys on my 600 this year and didn’t embarrass myself, with a forth and third place finish at the Norman Brown races, so I know I have the ability and speed, we’ll see how it goes when we are on an level pegging with the new bike.

Next week at the Sunflower should give me a good marker as to where we stand, it will also be good to get out there with a few of the BSB lads, I just need to get as much track time as I can to get used to the bike, the extra power and different handling characteristics etc. prior to the start of next seasons championship.”

“As many bikes are becoming more electronic orientated swapping the tool box for a lap top is also something we need to work on. I have a great team behind me so I’m pretty confident that we will be up at the sharp end at some point during next year fighting for podium finishes and hopefully the odd win.”

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