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Seeley happy with early form on Suzuki

Alastair Seeley picks up where he left off from the North West 200 as he sets the early pace in the Superbike and Superstock categories.
Alastair Seeley has signalled his pleasure at setting the pace during practice for this weekend's North West 200 race.

The Northern Irishman was the dominant force during the day for Relentless by TAS Suzuki, Seeley topping both the Superbike and Superstock timesheets, while he was second fastest behind Cameron Donald in the Supersport category.

Even so, Seeley, racing in the British Supersport Championship this year, insists there is still plenty more to come from his Suzuki and the Pirelli tyres.

“I kept my powder dry as I was towing Cameron [Donald] round in the Supersport session, but I'm happy to be at the top of the timesheets at this stage in the Superbike and Superstock classes,” the 2010 winner said.

“Everything is working really well and the bikes are very stable which is so important round here. Thursday is a longer session and we've a few more things to try with the bike and also with Pirelli, but so far I'm very happy.”

Team-mate Guy Martin was sixth in the Superbike session, sixth in Supersport and ninth in Superstock.

“The Superbike is mega, we're right there with that one and the Supersport bike is yeah... that's spot on too. Little problem last night but nothing to worry about.

"On the Superstock bike we've a little bit of work to do and struggled a little last night with gearing but all day practice tomorrow and we should be good. I'm looking forward to a good run in the dry and we'll be right there hopefully for Saturday.”



Related Pictures

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Alastair Seeley - Relentless by TAS Suzuki
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the bottom of the Barregarrow during TT practice.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki during practice for the Isle of Man TT.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Fireblade.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Alastair Seeley leads his Tyco BMW team-mate Ian Hutchinson in the Superbike race at the North West 200.
Glenn Irwin won the feature Superbike race at the North West 200.
Honda Racing riders John McGuinness and Guy Martin
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the North West 200.
Glenn Irwin on the PBM Ducati at the North West 200.
Michael Rutter on the Bathams BMW at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW at the North West 200.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW at the North West 200.

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Spun Cup - Unregistered

May 19, 2011 11:05 AM

Such a shame that a 4 time NW200 winner, the 1st local winner of the main race in god knows how long doesn't get a mention on the 2011 NW200 homepage. Rutter, Farhquar, Dunlop(x2) and Martin all do. Seems no matter what this guy does its never enough for the big wigs in Irish racing. Why? I guess because he doesn't do the other Internationals! If its not Farhquar gobbing off about being "robbed" after a Superstock race, its Pearson writing in his column about Seeley getting preferential treatment on entries. Paddock rumours about superfuel,race engine in Stocker etc. The only local with a chance this year. Get behind him FFS.



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