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Seeley allocated lowly grid slot for NW200 Superbike races

Alastair Seeley will start from the second row of Group B in the Superbike races at the North West 200 and the fourth row of the second group in the Supersport class following decision by event stewards
Pre-race favourite Alastair Seeley will start from the second row of Group B in the Superbike races at the North West 200.

Seeley was allocated the lowly grid position following a stewards meeting after final qualifying today.

The Gearlink and MSS Kawasaki rider failed to qualify for either the Supersport or Superbike classes on Tuesday and was unable to improve his time significantly as heavy rain led to much slower lap speeds in the final practice sessions.

It had been anticipated that the Northern Ireland rider would be moved into the first wave of riders given his obvious credentials as a potential race winner at the North West 200, but Seeley now faces an uphill task in Saturday's premier races from row two in the second group.

The British Supersport Championship leader also has his work cut out in the Supersport class, with the outcome of the stewards meeting ruling that he will start from the fourth row of Group B.

Seeley, a winner in the Superbike, Supersport and Superstock classes in 2012, is in action this evening in the first Superstock and Supersport events.

He qualified on pole position on his MSS Kawasaki for the Superstock race ahead of Michael Dunlop.




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Alastair Seeley
Dean Harrison, Dan Kneen and Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.
William Dunlop on the IC Racing Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the bottom of the Barregarrow during TT practice.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki during practice for the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
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.

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