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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 at the Classic TT.
Peter Hickman on the GBmoto Kawasaki.
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki.
James Hillier on the Muc-Off Quattro Plant Kawasaki.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki Supersport machine during practice for the Isle of Man TT
Lee Johnston on the East Coast/Burdens Triumph at the North West 200.
Michael Rutter in action at the North West 200
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at the North West 200.
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW in the Superstock race at the North West 200
Jeremy McWilliams on the Mar-Train Yamaha at the North West 200
Ivan Lintin on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki at the North West 200
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Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the North West 200.
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200
Michael Rutter on the Bathams SMT BMW at the North West 200

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