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North West 200: McWilliams Takes NW200 Wins Tally Into Triple Figures, After Keenly Contested Twins Race

KMR Kawasaki’s Jeremy McWilliams took his North West 200 wins total, into triple figures today, after a keenly contested J M Paterson Super Twins race.

Battling throughout for class honours with renowned two stroke specialist Christian Elkin, ex 250 Grand Prix star McWilliams who has needed special dispensation to compete in the Twin races, just had the edge on the fourth and final lap, lapping near the sub 5 minutes 9 seconds mark, on route to finishing by just over 1.3 seconds.

Photo by Rod Neill

Finalising the podium finishers behind gallant race runner up Elkin, was now 35 times a NW200 rostrum finisher, Michael Rutter.

Rutter admitted following the four lap encounter, that the mixed course conditions weren’t for him, and was full of praise for respective 1st, 2nd place finishers McWilliams and Elkin.

Matt Rees finished a fine fourth, Joe Loughlin lead the newcomers challenge in fifth place, whilst Italian star Francesco Curinga also impressed in wrapping up the top six finishers.

Placing’s 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th in another close fought, high quality race on the fabled, history glistened Triangle course, were clinched by Marty Lennon, 2018 Newcomers B Manx GP winner Michael Rees, Paul Williams and Scotsman Bruce Birnie.

Remaining race finishers were Garth Woods, Sandy Berwick and Mark Shields. Notable non finishers included MCL Insure Tech Twins race victor Stefano Bonetti, who high sided out of contention on lap 1, just past York Corner.

Words by Stevie Rial

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