Q&A- Alastair Seeley

“I'd run wide and Ben was heading for my front wheel so I put the elbow out to keep him off my front brake...” - Alastair Seeley.
By Christian Tiburtius

One of the most exciting pairings in the 2013 BSB paddock is the new Gearlink Kawasaki line-up of Ben Wilson and Alastair Seeley in the British Supersport class.

The pair provided one of the most thrilling BSS seasons ever when they battled 'bar-to-'bar for the 2011 title - including a memorable moment, when Seeley had to elbow Wilson's bike off his own at the season-closing Brands Hatch decider.

That was while racing for different teams, but this season they will both be in the same pit garage, so it's fair to say that some great racing is anticipated. caught up with both riders to get their perspective on the upcoming season. The first interview is with 2011 champion Seeley, switching back to BSS - and new to Gearlink - after spending last season in BSB.

(Click Here for part two, with Ben Wilson).
We remember the incredible racing in the 2011 BSS season, how do you feel about 2013 and being in the same team as Ben Wilson?

Alastair Seeley:
We'll want to be starting where we left off, at the sharp end. Ben's already stated that what happened in 2011, he won't allow to happen again, but I've got different ideas.

It'll just make it more competitive having 2 strong riders in one team and I think that's why Michael [De Bidaph - team principal] asked for my services, we're going to be pushing each other on to the front.
This season in BSS looks to be particularly competitive, which are the riders you'll be looking out for?

Alastair Seeley:
Stuart Easton, Scott Smart, Glenn Richards, who's already a double BSS champion, and Billy McConnell who finished the year off strong. The depth of field is massive and I think it's the class to watch for next year. It looks like it's going to be a case of having to get the elbows out for next season.
Do you feel that you are joining 'Ben Wilson's team'?

Alastair Seeley:

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Alastair Seeley, Gearlink Kawasaki
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Mathers Cross - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 9:39 PM

Nearly putting william dunlop into the wall at church in the nw200 - and william apparently made too much of it i right. You dont ride like that on the roads. What comes across in this interview is the north west 200 is a nice pay day nothing more.

Biggles - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 12:23 PM

Superb well informed article, particularly towards the end, the questions get better and better and responses seem both honest and at times surprising. More like this please.

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