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Alastair Seeley in confident mood for North West 200

'It won't be easy but I've a good team behind who have plenty of success at the North West 200 and I have every opportunity to do well' - Alastair Seeley
Tyco Suzuki's Alastair Seeley is confident of adding to his five victories at the Relentless International North West 200 this week.

The British Superbike contender enters the event as the big race favourite, a mantle he has assumed since former NW200 specialist Steve Plater retired from road racing.

Seeley will compete in Thursday's Superstock race plus all five races on Saturday, including both Superbike and Supersport events and the second Superstock race.

The Northern Irishman won the only race held at the North West in 2011 when he defeated Cameron Donald in a hard-fought batttle around the 8.9-mile public roads circuit.

Seeley, the reigning British Supersport champion, said: "I think it'll come down to the usual suspects again. [Michael] Rutter has some experience around here and he has a load of wins at the North West, so you can't count him out.

“John McGuinness is back this year on the Honda Legends bike and he's won Superbike races before.

“The Supersport races are always close and you've got Bruce Anstey and Gary Johnson plus Cameron Donald and the Superstock race will be close as well," he added.

“I'd say there's ten riders capable of winning and you have the local guys as well, like [Ryan] Farquhar and the Dunlop boys, plus I've two strong team-mates in Guy Martin and Conor Cummins.

"It won't be easy but I've a good team behind who have plenty of success at the North West 200 and I have every opportunity to do well."

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ALISTARE SEELEY TYCO TAS SUZUKI - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Guy Martin on the Honda Fireblade at the Isle of Man TT.
Dean Harrison, Dan Kneen and Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100.
Derek Sheils in action at the Walderstown road races.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Derek Sheils on the Cookstown B.E. Racing Suzuki at the Skerries 100.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Alan Bonner was killed in an incident at the 33rd Milestone.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.

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