With regular team rider Matt Rees ruled out through injury, following an incident during last month’s CDE Group Cookstown 100, Wilson Craig Racing’s Supersport North West 200 class tilt will now be led next week by three times event winner, Jeremy McWilliams.
The former Moto GP participant has CBR 600RR Honda tackle (potentially Ten Kate engine powered) at his disposal and will also be at the controls of the Bayview Hotel S1-R Paton for the Super Twin races.
Recently speaking about Triangle course action 2023 style, he stated:
“I never envisaged I wouldn’t be back. When the opportunity arose to be on good bikes like the Wilson Craig machines and the Bayview Paton it was one not to be missed.”
Adding about middleweight class stints and what it takes to be in the mix for first-rate finishes, McWilliams who first tackled the NW200 in 2012, said:
“You have to get away in the wave if you want to get the slipstream and stay with the leaders to get yourself into the right place at the right time.
Unfortunately, the pack got broken up last year in Saturday’s race when James Hillier crashed.”
Wilson Craig Racing Team Owner Darren Gilpin, added:
“Matthew (Rees) will require an operation on his wrist and he is very disappointed to be missing the North West.
I had already spoken to Jeremy about joining the team for the North West.
He has a lot of experience and our team also has plenty of racing experience so I think we all know what to expect.”
Quotes courtesy of Stephen Davison
Photo credit: Stephen Davison
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou