RR »

NW200: Alastair Seeley sets Supersport bar

Mar-Train Racing's Alastair Seeley fastest in final Supersport qualifying from Michael Rutter on the Smiths Triumph
British Supersport title contender Alastair Seeley had the bit between his teeth as the Northern Ireland rider set the pace during final qualifying on his Yamaha R6 at the North West 200.

Seeley will start the Supersport races from pole after a best lap at 117.16mph as the Carrick man headed Michael Rutter on the Smiths Triumph (116.87mph)

The front row is completed by Lee Johnston on the East Coast Honda, who earlier secured pole for the Supertwin class on his Kawasaki.

Tuesday's frontrunner William Dunlop heads up row two on the Tyco Suzuki GSX-R600 followed by Lincolnshire man Gary Johnson (Smiths Triumph) and Australia's Josh Brookes on the Milwaukee Yamaha R6.

Brookes is a former World Supersport race winner and has been quickly building up his speed on the 600cc machine this week as he makes his competitive return to the class for the first time in six years.

Scottish rider Keith Amor, second fastest in the Supertwin class, was seventh fastest as the 42-year-old bagged a row three start on the Rig Deluge Honda.

Guy Martin (Tyco Suzuki) and John McGuinness (Padgett's Honda) join Amor in eighth and ninth places respectively, with Dean Harrison on a second Mar-Train Racing Yamaha rounding out the first ten.

Michael Dunlop, who won the Supersport race on the Thursday of race week last year, was 12th on his Honda.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Alastair Seeley
Keith Amor
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Scarborough Spring Cup meeting
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW
Alastair Seeley on the rostrum at the North West 200
Guy Martin leads Michael Dunlop at the Cookstown 100
Guy Martin in action at Scarborough
Guy Martin testing the Tyco BMW at Almeria in Spain
John McGuinness at the Isle of Man TT in 2014
Tyco BMW rider Guy Martin
Keith Amor on the Rig Deluge BMW S1000RR
Gary Johnson leads Alastair Seeley and Bruce Anstey at the North West 200
Mugen riders John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey at the 2014 Isle of Man TT
William and Michael Dunlop in action at the North West 200
Honda Racing`s John McGuinness joined fellow Honda riders to take part in an assessment day at the English Institute of Sport – the organisation behind much of Team GB’s outstanding success at the London 2012 Olympics
John McGuinness and Conor Cummins back with Honda for TT 2015
Glenn Irwin and Ben Wilson with NW200 Event Director Mervyn Whyte and Rider Liaison officer Steve Plater
Ben Wilson and Glenn Irwin at the North West 200 circuit with Event Director Mervyn Whyte and Steve Plater, Rider Liaison officer

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2015 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.