NW200: Yves Bian, Loughlin Declared Twins Victors, Cooper Disqualified

NW200: Yves Bian, Loughlin Declared Twins Victors, Cooper Disqualified

Post lots of speculation, a protest placed in and the obvious disgruntlement of involved parties, it has been confirmed this evening that Richard Cooper has been disqualified from both of today’s Super Twin North West 200 races.

Today’s four lap Twin races had seen Cooper in dominant, record-breaking form aboard the Ryan Farquhar prepared JMcC Roofing Kawasaki.

Unfortunately, due to a change to the Kawasaki mounts’ frame, Organisers have taken the decision to disqualify former National Superstock 1000 Champion, BSB race winner Cooper from the results sheets.

A statement issued recently by North West 200 Organisers, reads as follows:

“The results of both the Milltown Service Station and JM Paterson Super Twin races have been amended following the exclusion of Richard Cooper’s JMC Roofing Kawasaki because of a modification to the machine’s frame which is deemed to be against the rules by the stewards of the meeting.

They have excluded the machine from the results which means Richard Cooper is now disqualified as the winner of both races.”

This means that all racers in both of the aforementioned Super Twin races, jump up one place in the finishing order, meaning first time North West 200 successes for Pierre Yves Bian and Joe Loughlin.

Photo credit: Tommy Vennard

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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