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Seeley victorious in North West 200 Supersport race

Gearlink Kawasaki's Alastair Seeley wins Supersport race on corrected time from Michael Dunlop following dramatic final lap to claim his ninth North West 200 success
British Supersport Championship leader Alastair Seeley defied the odds to take his ninth North West 200 win in the opening Supersport race tonight.

Seeley had to start from the fourth row of Group B after experiencing mechanical trouble in Tuesday's first practice before rain prevented the Ulsterman from improving his times during final qualifying.

Michael Dunlop, who stormed into the lead of the five-lap race – reduced from six laps due to a delay as competitors changed their tyres following the sighting lap to suit the damp conditions – looked a certain winner as he stretched away at the front.

He held a lead of eight seconds over Seeley at one stage on corrected time on his PTR World Supersport-prepared Honda CBR600.

Gearlink Kawasaki rider Seeley though was making smooth progress as he rapidly made up ground through the pack.

On the final lap, Dunlop's lead was five seconds but incredibly Seeley set a blistering pace to take the victory by 1.3s.

Behind Dunlop, Tyco Suzuki's Guy Martin was a lonely third, some 24 seconds down on the leaders.

Bruce Anstey was next on the HM Plant/Padgett's Honda followed by Mar-Train Racing's Stuart Easton and Dean Harrison (Yamaha), who completed the top six.

William Dunlop, a winner last year in the Supersport class, was a retirement on his Milwaukee/CD Racing Yamaha along with Gary Johnson on Jack Valentine's Valmoto MV Agusta 657 F3.



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Alastair Seeley on the Gearlink Kawasaki
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Michael Rutter at the Macau Grand Prix
Michael Rutter and John McGuinness at the Macau Grand Prix
Michael Rutter and John McGuinness at the Macau Grand Prix
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tomcol - Unregistered

May 17, 2013 1:27 PM

It used to be covered on Motors TV which seems to have disappeared and replaced with a "BT Sport coming soon" title. What a bunch of crp. Motors TV had all the minor road racing and thundersports series on. I bet BT done cover any of those.



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