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North West 200: Saturday Races Stats, Facts Collection

Round up of a collection of intriguing stats, facts to emerge from Saturday’s race action at the 90th anniversary North West 200.

15 racers in total secured rostrum finishes, at the FonaCAB International North West 200 In Association With Nicholl Oils.

As widely already reported, there was seven different winners from the seven races that took place, including first time event victors Davey Todd and ‘Man of The Meeting’ James Hillier.

Richard Cooper’s brilliant second place finish in the CP Hire Superstock race, was Buildbase Suzuki/Hawk Racing’s first International roads podium placing since the 2017 Senior TT.

Glenn Irwin has finished no lower than eighth, in all races contested thus far at the NW200, following last week’s competition.

Despite the tricky wet, damp conditions, nine racers topped the 190 mph mark through speed trap, on the run up to University, including joint quickest Conor Cummins (196.9 mph).

Photo by Tommy Vennard

Milenco by Padgetts Cummins, also headed the Supersport speed trap timing’s, powering through at 176.7 mph.

Suzuki’s sole representative within the Junction Retail & Leisure Park Supersport encounter, was Marty Lennon, who went onto claim a very creditable ninth place finish.

Just three manufacturers were represented in the J M Paterson Super Twins race, which saw Jeremy McWilliams claim a third Triangle course success.

KMR Kawasaki’s McWilliams NW200 victories total, is now the same as the likes of Artie Bell, Geoff Duke, Ray McCullough, Trevor Nation and Ian Hutchinson.

Alastair Seeley with 24 victories, remains commandingly top of the all time wins list. His latest NW200 stint, saw him for the first time in 11 years not bank at least one podium finish.

Words by Stevie Rial

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