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2010 North West 200 Superstock Race – Keith Amor’s First International Road Race Win

After an already exciting days racing so far the superstock race was next up at the 2010 North West 200. Keith Amor was on pole position on the WA Corless joinery/Jackson racing S1000RR BMW whilst Alastair Seeley was looking to win his second race of the day having won the opening supersport race.

Conor Cummins and Ryan Farquhar made the best starts, but soon having just taken the lead Cummins fell off the Mcadoo Kawasaki superstock bike, this meant that Farquhar lead Keith Amor and Ian Hutchinson. From then on the main leading bunch contesting for the victory in the race did not change, Alastair Seeley was always in close proximity though on the Relentless Suzuki by TAS superstocker.

Going onto the final lap it was close out front between Ryan Farquhar and Keith Amor. Ian Hutchinson was there as well on the Padgetts racing CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade and Alastair Seeley was also right in the mix. But it was Amor who in determined mood to win his first North West 200 race took the lead, from there despite the best efforts of both Hutchinson and Farquhar there was no stopping the flying Scotsman from winning his first international road race.

Plus it proved BMW’s potential on road race circuits and it would be a well deserved win for WA Corless joinery/Jackson racing. Ian Hutchinson finished second only 0.15 behind whilst Ryan was only 0.4 behind Hutchy in third place and was leading Kawasaki rider home.

Alastair Seeley finished fourth for Relentless Suzuki by TAS, Michael Rutter was fifth on the Riders motorcycles backed S1000RR BMW plus Michael set the fastest lap of the race lapping at 119.588 mph. 6th was Michael Dunlop competing for Hunts motorcycles on a CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade, Guy Martin was seventh, Ian Lougher eighth, John Mcguinness ninth and Adrian Archibald completed the top ten.

This superstock race win at the North West 200 proved to be a catalyst for a top seasons road racing for Keith Amor in 2010 which included Dundrod 150 superbike race win, supersport race 2 Ulster Grand Prix victory and 3rd place finish in supersport TT race 2. Keith is back at the North West 200 this year competing for KMR Kawasaki and Site Sealants B&W racing.

 

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