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Alastair Seeley is Gearlink Kawasaki's top priority at NW200

'It would be a lot of work to try and put another bike together that would be running at the front and I don't want to take anything away from Alastair' - Michael de Bidaph
British Supersport team owner Michael de Bidaph is willing to focus his efforts solely on Northern Ireland's Alastair Seeley at next year's North West 200.

Seeley, who racked up a hat-trick of victories at the event this year to take his tally of wins to eight, has joined De Bidaph's respected Gearlink Kawasaki outfit for the British Supersport Championship in 2013 alongside old rival Ben Wilson.

The North West 200 is the only road race Seeley currently competes in and De Bidaph believes he has a golden opportunity to earn his maiden wins at the event next May with Seeley at the helm of the ZX6.

“We're determined to put a package together that Alastair can win on at the North West and we're coming over to win those Supersport races - that's what we want,” De Bidaph said.

“I want to give him everything we can to try and win and sometimes you can take on more than what you should and then you don't do quite as well.

“At this moment in time I don't plan on running anyone else but in my eyes nothing is ever written in stone and we'll see how things pan out next year.”

De Bidaph also ruled out the possibility that Wilson would make his road racing debut at the event after being taken around the circuit earlier the year by former top racer and NW200 favourite Steve Plater.

“Ben's been over this year for a look around the circuit at the North West because we were there as a team and Steve Plater took him around the track, but I'm not sure the event is for Ben,” De Bidaph told the Belfast News Letter.

“I must say though that Ben quite liked the look of the circuit but I'm not sure he's ready to do the North West at this moment in time.




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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

December 18, 2012 9:50 PM

A lot of people obviously haven't read or don't understand the article - if they read the comment by DBL it will help as this explains that the article is about Road Racing and not about Ben Wilson.

DBL

December 18, 2012 5:35 PM
Last Edited 923 days ago

Ben Wilson doesn't do the NW200 or any road racing so probably not. Edited for below comment, read the article. This is about the NW200 it has nothing to do with the British Supersport Championship that Wilson competes in. Wilson doesn't race the NW200 so why would they back him. This is about Seeley who races the NW200 and the possibility of another rider (not Wilson) most likely Daniel Cooper who raced for them at the NW200 last year not being supported, so it would be a 1 rider NW200 team.



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