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Lee Johnston revved up to make big impression at NW200

Lee Johnston

Lee Johnston will be aiming big at the 2015 Vauxhall International North West 200 on an all new line-up of BMW and Triumph powered machinery.

The diminutive Fermanagh racer has joined the exodus to BMW for this year, lining up at Portrush on May 12 to 16 on an S1000RR in the Superbike and Superstock races.

Twenty-five-25-year-old Johnston will also ride a 675cc Triumph under the banner of new title sponsor Burdens in the Supersport events. But the winner of both Supertwins races at last year's North West will not be riding in the smaller class this season.

"I have sold the bike I rode last year and I want to concentrate on the bigger bikes this year," Johnston explained.

"When you have too many bikes you can't have that focus and I really want to try to win a 600cc or big bike race at the North West.

"I had good runs at the Ulster and in Macau in 2014 so maybe I've proved I can ride a big bike now." he smiled.

"I want to carry that on at the North West."

Belfast Telegraph