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NW200: Seeley doubles up with Supersport pole

Alastair Seeley puts the Gearlink Kawasaki on pole in Supersport class at North West 200 from Martin Jessopp and Lee Johnston.
Record-chasing Alastair Seeley continued his dominance on Thursday as the British Superbike rider sealed another pole with the fastest time in the Supersport class at the North West 200.

Seeley lapped in 4m 36.064s on the Gearlink Kawasaki to lead the way from Martin Jessopp, who has been in excellent form this week on the Riders Motorcycles Triumph.

The Carrick rider, who also led the way in the Superstock class, needs one more win to take over from Robert Dunlop as the mot successful North West 200 rider ever.

Somerset man Jessopp, the fastest rider ever through the speed trap at the event after clocking 208mph on the Ducati a few years back, was 1.018 seconds back in second, with the injured Lee Johnston putting another Triumph on the front row in third on the East Coast/Burdens machine, only a tenth slower than Jessopp.

William Dunlop managed to put his IC Racing Caffrey Yamaha into fourth place, even though the Ulster rider, a former winner in the class at the North West, missed the final 16 minutes of the session with a bike issue.

Morecambe's John McGuinness stuck in a hot lap on the Jackson Racing Honda for an excellent fifth while Peter Hickman continues to climb the order, completing the top six on the Trooper Beer Kawasaki, 4.4 seconds off the leading time.

Michael Rutter (Bathams SMT Kawasaki) and Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki were the first eight.



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