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Alastair Seeley Secures 13th North West 200 Victory In Opening Supersport Race

Following a top quality all round performance Alastair Seeley clinched his 13th North West 200 victory in tonight’s opening supersport race.

Competing on Tyco security products backed GSX-R 600 Suzuki Alastair once again proved why he is a master around the triangle.

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Photo by Rod Neill

Michael Dunlop finished a superb second as the 11 times TT winner produced a world class performance on his own teams YZF R6 Yamaha.

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Lee Johnston battled his way through to excellent third place finish. Lee competing on East Coast Racing 675 Daytona Triumph rode a great all round race as the two time international road race winner impressed hugely on the Portstewart based road race circuit.

Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles Bruce Anstey piloted his CBR 600 Honda to fourth place finish following a highly accomplished display from the 29 times international road race winner.

Sealing fifth place finish was Dean Harrison who was in great form on Mar Train Racing’s YZF R6 Yamaha, this result is Dean’s new personal best result at the North West 200.

Conor Cummins rounded out the top six finishers following a great ride on Jackson Racing CBR 600 Honda.

Keith Amor and the Rig Deluge backed CBR 600 Honda gelled well to secure highly creditable seventh place finish.

Finishing in eighth position was Quattro Plant Kawasaki’s James Hillier who finished leading Kawasaki mounted competitor.

2013 Irish road race super twins champion Jamie Hamilton finished an extremely positive ninth as he showed good form on Burrows Engineering Racing’s CBR 600 Honda.

Completing the top ten finishers was 21 times TT winner John McGuinness who produced another high quality performance around the triangle on Jackson Racing CBR 600 Honda.

A big mention must go to race leader on lap two of a compelling supersport race Glenn Irwin.

Glenn suffered mechanical issues on lap four which forced him out of the race, up to this point he was pushing Alastair Seeley all the way.

There’s no doubt that the Gearlink Kawasaki rider can be up there on Saturday in second supersport race.

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Photo by Rod Neill

Further notable performances in tonight’s supersport race included Ben Wilson finishing a highly respectable 11th, Derek Mcgee piloting Wilson Craig Racing’s CBR 600 Honda to 12th place finish.

Plus Tom Weeden finishing an excellent 17th on his own teams 675 Daytona Triumph and 2014 newcomers A Manx Grand Prix winner Billy Redmayne finishing in 24th position.

Overall an excellent opening race at the 2015 Vauxhall International North West 200 which brings Alastair Seeley’s tally of North West 200 victories up to 13.

The wee wizard now has the same number of wins around the triangle as Michael Rutter and the legendary Joey Dunlop.

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