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Alastair Seeley is Gearlink Kawasaki's top priority at NW200

“I've already had another rider expressing an interest in riding one of my bikes at the North West who'd be quite competitive, but 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.”

De Bidaph's Gearlink Kawasaki team competed at the North West 200 for the first time this year, when tragedy struck after Scottish competitor Mark Buckley died in an accident in the Superstock race.

Mr Buckley had been brought into the Gearlink Kawasaki team to ride in the Supersport class.

“Obviously this year Mark Buckley was riding our Supersport bike at the North West and that made it worse because I got to know Mark a little bit before the event,” said De Bidaph.

“He was an absolutely lovely guy but racing is racing and it can happen on the short circuits as well, because we were very unfortunate to lose a rider on the short circuits with Ben [Gautrey].

“But it hasn't put us off coming back and I was really impressed with what I saw.

“I had no idea what the North West 200 was like before I came this year and it was far more professional than I thought it would be,” he said.

“I thought the organisation was really good and the circuit is really exciting - I'd endorse the event to anyone.”

Ex-British Supersport champion Seeley will also ride Kawasaki machinery in the Superbike and Superstock classes at the North West 200 for Nick Morgan's MSS Kawasaki outfit.




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Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
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Ian Hutchinson on the Senior TT podium.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Senior TT.

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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 955 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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