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Excited Jordan gets big chance after dramatic Armoy triumph

 

By Roy Harris

Off the back of his terrific Supersport win at Armoy last Friday evening, Magherafelt's Paul Jordan will ride a Dafabet Devitt Racing Kawasaki in the Superstock and Superbike races at next week's MCE Ulster Grand Prix.

Ivan Lintin was the team's rider but unfortunately he was seriously injured in the four-machine pile-up at the Southern 100 in July that sadly claimed the life of Gortreagh Printing rider James Cowton.

In a statement yesterday, the Dafabet Devitt team said: "Ivan's condition has improved slightly in hospital, now no longer classed as critical, but stable with a very long road to recovery in front of him.

"It was after discussions with Ivan's mum, dad and girlfriend and with their blessing that the Dafabet UK Devitt squad are to continue and will be at the Ulster Grand Prix.

"We got in touch with two riders, Dominic Herbertson and Paul Jordan, and have secured their services on two of our Superstock machines. We look forward to having them on board and seeing out the season with us."

Jordan (28) said: "I'm grateful for this opportunity to prove myself on a 'big bike', although I would have liked the circumstances to have been different.

"It seems every time I get an opportunity it's swept from under me, so I'll use practice at Dundrod to get to grips with the Dafabet Devitt Kawasaki.

"I have Dominic as a team-mate; he is a more experienced big bike rider than me so hopefully we can work as a team and I can learn as quickly as possible from him.

"It was Tim Martin who put my name forward for the ride and I'm grateful to him for that.

"There are no expectations from the team to get results - just go out and have fun."

At Armoy, Jordan got the better of his Tobermore rival Adam McLean.

He said: "I left it to the last lap to make the winning move."

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