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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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Alastair Seeley, Gearlink Kawasaki
Lee Johnston on the Jackson Racing Honda.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Ian Hutchinson
Tyco BMW rider Ian Hutchinson
Dan Kneen
Bruce Anstey on the Mugen machine at TT 2016.
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.
Honda Racing riders John McGuinness and Guy Martin
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.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW at the North West 200.
Guy Martin on the Wilson Craig Honda.

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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 1623 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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