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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]
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW in the RST Superbike race.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the bottom of the Barregarrow during TT practice.
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW during practice for the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW during practice for the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki during practice for the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Tyco BMW rider Ian Hutchinson
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.
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.

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