After a frantic opening lap of the second supersport race at Vauxhall international North West 200 it was Gary Johnson who held a slight advantage over Lee Johnston, Alastair Seeley and Bruce Anstey, but the gap between the leading trio was not much.
On lap two positions remained largely the same but on lap three Lee Johnston hit the front with Alastair Seeley going with the East Coast racing rider in the battle for victory. Throughout the race both Johnston and Seeley where close together and on the final lap of the race drama struck.
Picture courtesy of Rod Neill
The pair collided together and it was a 50/50 incident, this allowed Bruce Anstey to move the front with Conor Cummins on Jackson racing CBR 600 Honda close behind. At the line at the end of the race Bruce Anstey secured his tenth North West 200 win, Conor Cummins was a excellent second for Jackson racing and Gary Johnson a highly creditable third for Smiths Triumph.
Josh Brookes finished a consistent fourth on Milwaukee Yamaha supersport bike, fifth was Michael Dunlop and Michael Rutter completed the top six.
William Dunlop finished in seventh place in front of Dan Cooper on Tsingtao racing ZX6 Kawasaki who impressed finishing in eighth place, Russ Mountford provided one of the rides of the race as the Silicone engineering rider was a highly creditable 9th.
Rounding out the top ten was James Cowton who is having a fantastic 2014 North West 200. Tom Weeden finished in a good 20th place, Matthew Rees was leading newcomer on Moto Breakers ZX6 Kawasaki finishing 22nd, Nigel Rea was a solid 26th place and Dario Cecconi enjoyed a 27th place finish.