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Vauxhall International North West 200 – Alastair Seeley’s Supersport Double

Alastair Seeley made it 17 victories at the North West 200, following a dominant performance on the Gearlink Kawasaki.

Nearest challenger to the most successful rider in North West 200 history, was Martin Jessopp who finished 6.589 seconds behind, on the Riders Motorcycles backed 675 Daytona Triumph.

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Photo by Rod Neill

Peter Hickman, Trooper backed ZX6R Kawasaki finished a fine third, his first podium finish at the Giant Causeway based meeting.

Malachi Mitchell Thomas produced for me in my opinion the performance of the race, finishing a great fourth, finishing in front of many a established name.

Dean Harrison secured another fifth place finish, on the Silicone Engineering ZX6R Kawasaki.

Whilst Lee Johnston finished sixth, but on the road was second, but was given a ten second time penalty due to overshooting a chicane, having been involved in what was in my opinion, a racing incident with Ian Hutchinson.

James Hillier, Quattro Plant Muc Off backed ZX6R Kawasaki was seventh, John McGuinness lead the Honda challenge in eighth, Christian Elkin was ninth as rising star Paul Jordan finalised the top ten finishers.

Additional stand out performances included Michael Sweeney a highly creditable 13th, Marek Cerveny 15th, Craig Neve 16th and Tom Weeden in seventeenth place.

High profile retirements from the six lap race included, Ian Hutchinson Came BPT Yamaha, William Dunlop on his own teams YZF R6 Yamaha and Michael Rutter Bathams SMT Racing.

Supersport Race 2 Results:

1 Alastair Seeley
2 Martin Jessopp
3 Peter Hickman
4 Malachi Mitchell Thomas
5 Dean Harrison
6 Lee Johnston
7 James Hillier
8 John McGuinness
9 Christian Elkin
10 Paul Jordan
11 James Cowton
12 Horst Saiger
13 Michael Sweeney
14 Bruce Anstey
15 Marek Cerveny
16 Craig Neve
17 Tom Weeden
18 Kris Duncan
19 Josh Day
20 Darryl Tweed

Words by Stevie Rial

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