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Alastair Seeley starts as favourite in NW200 Superstock race

'The bikes have been faultless and it's just a matter or re-loading now for Thursday and giving it another bash' - Alastair Seeley
Tyco Suzuki's Alastair Seeley bids for his first victory of what could be a stunning Relentless International North West 200 for the Northern Irishman in Thursday's evening's Livewire AV Superstock race.

Seeley set the second fastest time on Tuesday behind fellow Northern Ireland man Ryan Farquhar, but feels his KMR Kawasaki rival gained a tow from his GSX-R1000 during the session.

The British Superbike ace, who has five victories at the North West 200, is being hyped as a possible winner of all five races on Saturday.

And Seeley made a blistering start to his preparations on Tuesday, claiming provisional pole in the Superbike and Supersport classes before being edged out by Farquhar in the Superstock session.

“I'm pretty happy with that first session. You can't get much better than P1 in both Superbike and Supersport and P2 in Superstock is also pretty good,” he said.

“The game plan wasn't to give Farquhar a tow to the provisional pole time in the 'stock class though, but it's front row starts so far and we can't complain.

“The bikes have been faultless and it's just a matter or re-loading now for Thursday and giving it another bash.”

Inclement weather is forecast on Thursday and Tuesday's times could prove crucial if final qualifying is held in unfavourable conditions.




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Alistair Seeley Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood Photography.com]
Ryan Farquhar with his wife Karen in the Royal Victoria Hospital
Lee Johnston on the East Coast/Burdens Triumph at the North West 200.
Michael Rutter in action at the North West 200
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at the North West 200.
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW in the Superstock race at the North West 200
Jeremy McWilliams on the Mar-Train Yamaha at the North West 200
Ivan Lintin on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki at the North West 200
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Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the North West 200.
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200
Michael Rutter on the Bathams SMT BMW at the North West 200
Ryan Farquhar and Dan Cooper at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley celebrates winning his 16th North West 200 in the Supersport race from Ian Hutchinson and Martin Jessopp.
Alastair Seeley on the Briggs BMW Superbike at the North West 200.
Alastair Seeley on the Gearlink Kawasaki at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Briggs BMW at the North West 200

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