North West 200 Preview – Part 4 – Super Twin Races

North West 200 Preview – Part 4 – Super Twin Races

Multiple riders go into super twin races at the 2015 Vauxhall International North West 200 capable of securing race wins around the triangle.

KMR Kawasaki have an ultra strong line up which includes seven times Duke road race rankings champion Ryan Farquhar.


Photo by Rod Neill

Ryan is looking forward to competing on his own teams ER6 Kawasaki as he bids for more super twin race wins at the North West having been victorious in 2012.

Ever since making his North West 200 debut in 2012 Jeremy McWilliams have gone from strength to strength at the Portstewart based road race.

The recent third place finisher in 500 classic race at Tandragee 100 will start as one of the pre race favourites as will his KMR Kawasaki team mate Connor Behan.

2014 Irish road race super twins champion Connor showed impressive speed on his debut around the triangle in 2014.


Regarded by many as a future international road race winner he has the machinery next week to push for results of the highest quality.

James Hillier in the last four years has developed into one of the best super twins competitors in pure road racing.

The Quattro Plant Kawasaki rider will be aiming for more podium placing’s at the North West as seen in 2013 when he finished an excellent second in super twin’s race.


Michael Dunlop isn’t regarded by many as a leading exponent of the super twin’s class but recently at the Cookstown 100 he proved he was.

11 times TT winner and four times North West 200 winner recorded race victory as he achieved his third super twin’s race victory around Cookstown in three years.

Mcadoo Racing’s ER6 Kawasaki is set to give the road racing genius every chance of been victorious for the first time at an international road race in the highly competitive class of racing.

Jamie Hamilton is brimming with confidence going into the North West 200.

Burrows Engineering Racing’s ER6 Kawasaki has already provided Jamie with excellent results this season, he will start one of the pre race favourites at the opening international road race of the season.

VRS Racing’s line up includes fifth place finisher in 2014 Dundrod 150 super twins race Glenn Irwin.

Despite been a debutant to the North West Glenn cannot be discounted from pushing for podium finishes, he is tipped to adapt extremely to all parts of the iconic road race circuit in particular the tight and twisty parts.

Martin Jessopp is another rider highly capable of achieving top class results as he joins Glenn Irwin in the VRS Racing team.

Two time junior Manx Grand Prix winner Michael Sweeney could spring a surprise or two as could Emerald Racing’s Derek Mcgee.


Photo by Rod Neill

Derek is another exciting newcomer to the North West, he brings with him a top class pedigree.

Which includes been 2014 Irish road race supersport champion and second place finisher in super twins race at last year’s Ulster Grand Prix.

One of the major pre race favourites for super twin races will be James Cowton.

James who is set to compete on Stewart Smith Racing’s ER6 Kawasaki is regarded by many as one of the leading exponents of super twin’s class in road racing.


His great record in this class includes back to back third place finishes around the triangle in 2014, third place finish in 2014 lightweight TT, third place finish in 2014 super twins race at Ulster Grand Prix and been super twins lap record holder at the Manx Grand Prix.

Further quality to the entry list is added by Jamie Coward, Seamus Elliott, Ben Rea, 2009 senior Manx Grand Prix winner Michael Russell, 2010 Irish road race senior support champion Alan Bonner, Timothee Monot and Maria Costello MBE.

Paul Gartland goes into the opening international road race meeting of the year in great form.

The recent super twins b race winner at Cookstown 100 is all set to compete on Rod Lee Racing backed ER6 Kawasaki.

More riders to look out for in super twins races includes KMR Kawasaki’s Darren James and Rhys Hardisty both making their debut’s at the ultra fast road race.


We have seen in recent years high quality racing in super twins class at the North West 200 and this year is set to be no different.

There’s many a rider pushing for super twin’s success around the triangle, plus its more than possible that we could see first time international road race winners in these races.

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