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Seeley on back foot after opening NW200 practice

'We will be up against it now, especially trying to get the Superbike set-up, so we need a dry run on Thursday' - Alastair Seeley
North West 200 favourite Alastair Seeley was left on the back foot after machine problems prevented the Northern Ireland rider from posting any fast laps in the Supersport and Superbike classes during the opening practice session.

Seeley was thwarted by a holed radiator on his Gearlink Kawasaki ZX-6R and experienced more misfortune when his MSS Kawasaki Superbike slowed on his first lap.

A hat-trick winner at the North West 200 in 2012, Seeley made amends in the final session of the day to top the Superstock times on his ZX-10R with an average speed of 118.05mph.

The British Supersport star will be keeping his fingers crossed for dry weather ahead of Thursday's final qualifying stint as he bids to improve his grid position on the Supersport and Superbike machines.

“I must have broken a mirror last night,” said Seeley.

“We will be up against it now, especially trying to get the Superbike set-up, so we need a dry run on Thursday.”

Reflecting on his provisional pole in the Superstock class, Seeley added: “I just stayed out in that session and the bike felt comfortable.

“If all the rest of the bikes had kept going I'm sure I'd have been at the sharp end in those classes too.”



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Alastair Seeley on the Gearlink Kawasaki
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
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.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW at the North West 200.
Michael Rutter with Ryan Farquhar and Jeremy McWilliams at the North West 200 in 2012.
Lee Johnston has teamed up with Ryan Farquhar to race a KMR Kawasaki in the NI Air Ambulance colours at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT.
Alastair Seeley with the Tyco BMW he will race at the North West 200.
Action from the 2016 North West 200
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki at the Classic TT.
Peter Hickman on the GBmoto Kawasaki.
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki.

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