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Ian Hutchinson will be re-united with the Padgett’s Honda team for this year’s North West 200 which begins this evening.

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Hutchinson, who won five Isle of Man TT races in a week with the Batley-based outfit, adds the Supersport machines to the factory Honda Fireblades he will ride in the litre-bike classes.
“Originally I had planned to ride with the Honda Racing team in all three races but because I didn’t know until just two weeks ago that I would be able to race, those plans changed,”
said Hutchinson.

“Clive’s circumstances had also changed with Bruce Anstey not riding this year so we were able to get the deal sorted.

The 2018 North West 200 will mark Ian Hutchinson’s return to the roads after breaking his left leg in a crash during last year’s Senior TT.
“Tuesday practice will be steady but it will tell me where I am at with everything,” the Bingley man said. “I haven’t walked for almost 11 months so I need to try to keep progressing in small steps.”
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live practice on BBC SPORT NI now !!
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Dunlop top of the pops, Hutchy going okay - not very talkative, McCallen luvin that mike though lol

BBC NW 200 road racings coverage


BBC Sport will be broadcasting action from the NW 200 throughout race week, including practice sessions and the race itself.

Tuesday, 15 May

10:15-14:30 BST: NW 200 Practice – Connected TV and BBC Sport website and app.

Thursday, 17 May

10:00-14:30 BST: NW 200 Practice – Connected TV and BBC Sport website and app.

17:30-20:45 BST: NW 200 Evening Racing – Connected TV and BBC Sport website and app.

Saturday, 19 May

North West 200 – Race Day

09:45-18:00 BST – Connected TV and BBC Sport website and app.

14:00-18:00 BST – BBC Red Button
https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/north...eland/43798025
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Getting drizzly now, Supersport 600 standings so far ;

1/ Michael Dunlop
2/ William Dunlop
3/ James Hillier
4/ Lee Johnson
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Can someone explain why some riders will only race on certain tracks or are only competitive on them.

Example Alistair Seeley dominant in the NW, does he even ride the TT? Never see him do v well at other races, same with Glenn Irwin in the NW but then not at TT

Derek shields, dominant at Cookstown, will he enter the NW? Never seen him competitive there or the TT

Is it just some riders suit shorter tracks ?

Is it down to riders skills or preference?
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That is some achievement by Hutchy to be standing with Clive for that photo considering the injury & recovery he's been through. A definition of determination & never give up right there.....good luck to Ian.
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Honda’s Lee Johnston topped the opening Superbike qualifying practice sessions at the Vauxhall North West 200 today, heading Michael Dunlop by 2.7s in the big class.

Dunlop, who is racing for Tyco BMW this season, put in a 4’39.398 lap but couldn’t match Johnston’s Fireblade, which scorched round in 4’36.708

“Everything felt good with the bike and so do I,” said Johnston. “We still have to make changes, lots of changes, and we have very little data from last year so there is plenty of work to do with the bike. But I feel good in myself on the Honda.”

McAdoo Kawasaki’s James Cowton is third on a 4’44.106. Last year’s winner big race Glenn Irwin was fourth and a further half a second back on the Be Wiser Ducati.

The session was red-flagged after an incident at University which led to a 45-minute delay as Johan Fredriks was taken by air ambulance to hospital in Belfast.

James Hiller put his Quattro Kawasaki in fifth, one ahead of Conor Cummins, who is flying solo in the Superbike class as Bruce Anstey is in treatment for cancer. William Dunlop, on the Temple Golf R1, was was seventh, one place ahead of Irish roads specialist Derek McGee.

Martin Jessopp stuck his Riders BMW in ninth, Dan Kneen’s Tyco BMW was tenth and David Johnson’s Gulf BMW 11th.

The returning Ian Hutchinson placed 12th on the works Honda and is 15.5s off the pace with Fredriks next along. Davey Todd and Michael Rutter completed the top 15 with Nadieh Schoots in 19th place.

In the Supersport class, Dunlop headed brother William by 0.087s with Hiller in third place an only 0.741s back in a rain-interrupted session. Lee Johnston is fourth with Jessopp in fifth on the Triumph triple. Young gun Adam McLean placed sixth with Dan Kneen, Gary Johnson, Alastair Seeley and Michael Sweeney rounding out the top ten.

Superbike qualifying practice one - conditions dry

1 SBK 3 Michael DUNLOP BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 4:39.398 2.690 115.577 2 3 2
2 SBK 52 James COWTON Kawasaki - McAdoo Kawasaki Racing 4:44.106 7.398 113.662 3 4 3
3 SBK 2 Glenn IRWIN Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team 4:44.632 7.924 113.452 3 4 3
4 SBK 37 James HILLIER Kawasaki - Quattro Plant / JG Speedfit 4:45.954 9.246 112.927 3 4 3
5 SBK 10 Conor CUMMINS Honda - Padgett’s Motorcycles 4:46.374 9.666 112.762 2 3 2
6 SBK 6 William DUNLOP Yamaha - Temple Golf Club 4:47.741 11.033 112.226 3 4 3
7 SBK 86 Derek McGEE Kawasaki - NJ Doyne / McGee Racing 4:48.289 11.581 112.013 3 4 3
8 SBK 40 Martin JESSOPP BMW - Riders Motorcycles BMW 4:49.264 12.556 111.635 3 4 3
9 SBK 14 Dan KNEEN BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 4:50.301 13.593 111.236 3 4 3
10 SBK 1 David JOHNSON BMW - Gulf BMW 4:50.997 14.289 110.970 3 4 2
11 SBK 9 Ian HUTCHINSON Honda - Honda Racing 4:52.303 15.595 110.474 3 4 2
12 SBK 44 Johan FREDRIKS Kawasaki - PRA by Tovami 4:55.604 18.896 109.241 3 3 2
13 SBK 74 Davey TODD Suzuki - Cookstown BE Racing 4:58.248 21.540 108.272 3 3 2
14 SBK 4 Michael RUTTER BMW - Bathams Racing 4:58.604 21.896 108.143 3 4 2
15 SBK 33 Adrian CLARK Kawasaki 5:02.492 25.784 106.753 3 4 2
16 SBK 97 Seamus ELLIOTT Kawasaki - SBE Racing 5:03.185 26.477 106.509 3 4 3
17 SBK 88 Forest DUNN Kawasaki - Forest Dunn Racing 5:03.445 26.737 106.418 3 3 2
18 SBK 45 Nadieh SCHOOTS Kawasaki - Nadieh Schoots Racing 5:05.078 28.370 105.848 3 4 3
19 SBK 80 Darren COOPER BMW - NW Racing 5:06.957 30.249 105.200 3 4 2
20 SBK 49 Raul TORRAS Yamaha - Martimotos Racing 5:08.719 32.011 104.600 3 4 2
21 SBK 42 Joey den BESTEN Kawasaki - Performance Racing Achterhoek 5:10.816 34.108 103.894 3 4 3
22 SBK 17 Mark GOODINGS Kawasaki - PMH / Pennine Stone 5:13.285 36.577 103.075 2 4 3
23 SBK 26 Mike NORBURY BMW - Ecta Training 5:13.809 37.101 102.903 3 4 2
24 SBK 32 Toni RECHBERGER Suzuki - MSC Rottenegg 5:17.959 41.251 101.560 2 3 2

Non Qualifiers

SBK 13 Lee JOHNSTON Honda - Honda Racing 4:36.708 116.701 3 4 1
SBK 11 Dominic HERBERTSON BMW - BHR 5:18.748 42.040 101.309 2 2 1
SBK 55 Donald MacFADYEN BMW 5:19.360 42.652 101.115 3 4 1
SBK 24 Andy SELLARS BMW - ASM Road Racing 5:23.564 46.856 99.801 2 3 1
SBK 43 Stephen DEGNAN Kawasaki - PMH Promotions 5:34.893 58.185 96.425 3 4 0
SBK 119 Jean Pierre POLET BMW - JPM Team 5:45.109 1:08.401 93.570 2 4 0
SBK 8 Dean HARRISON Kawasaki - Silicone Engineering Racing 6:19.639 1:42.931 85.060 1 3 0
SBK 7 Gary JOHNSON Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves 6:28.221 1:51.513 83.179 1 2 0
SBK 56 Adam McLEAN Kawasaki - McAdoo Kawasaki Racing 6:30.588 1:53.880 82.675 1 3 0
SBK 34 Alastair SEELEY BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 6:41.347 2:04.639 80.459 1 3 1
SBK 60 Peter HICKMAN BMW - Smith’s Racing BMW 6:42.807 2:06.099 80.167 1 2 0
SBK 20 Daniel COOPER BMW - IMP Cross Engineering 6:44.073 2:07.365 79.916 1 3 1
SBK 66 Chris GREEN Suzuki - Hollins Strategic Land/Go Green 6:46.197 2:09.489 79.498 1 3 0
SBK 18 Marty LENNON Yamaha - ML Designs 6:51.148 2:14.440 78.541 1 3 1
SBK 54 Sam JOHNSON Kawasaki - JK Construction/Colin Dunlop 7:05.565 2:28.857 75.880 1 2 0
SBK 182 Xavier DENIS Honda - Optimark Road Racing 7:31.975 2:55.267 71.446 2 3 1
SBK 65 Michael SWEENEY BW - MJR Racing 7:39.541 3:02.833 70.270 1 1 0
SBK 79 Bruce BIRNIE BMW - Carnegie Fuels 7:43.326 3:06.618 69.696 2 3 0
SBK 29 Craig NEVE BMW - Jackson Racing Academy 7:54.625 3:17.917 68.037 1 3 0
SBK 38 Paul WILLIAMS BMW - Paul Potchy Williams 8:34.220 3:57.512 62.798 1 1 0
SBK 19 Kris DUNCAN Kawasaki - Turriff Caravan/Cameron Autotech 10:04.480 5:27.772 53.421 1 1 0
SBK 62 Sam WEST BMW - PRL Worthington 10:30.526 5:53.818 51.214 1 2 0

Supersport qualifying practice one - conditions dry


1 SSP 3 Michael DUNLOP Honda - MD Racing 4:46.387 112.757 2 4 2
2 SSP 6 William DUNLOP Yamaha - Temple Golf Club/Caffrey Racing 4:46.474 0.087 112.722 3 4 4
3 SSP 37 James HILLIER Kawasaki - Quattro Plant / JG Speedfit 4:47.128 0.741 112.466 3 4 4
4 SSP 13 Lee JOHNSTON Honda - Padgett’s Motorcycles 4:47.406 1.019 112.357 3 4 4
5 SSP 40 Martin JESSOPP Triumph - Riders Motorcycles 4:48.094 1.707 112.088 3 4 4
6 SSP 56 Adam McLEAN Kawasaki - McAdoo Kawasaki Racing 4:48.363 1.976 111.984 3 4 3
7 SSP 11 Dan KNEEN Honda - Jackson Racing 4:48.629 2.242 111.881 3 4 3
8 SSP 7 Gary JOHNSON Triumph - Lee Hardy Racing 4:49.283 2.896 111.628 2 4 3
9 SSP 34 Alastair SEELEY Yamaha - EHA Racing 4:49.624 3.237 111.496 2 4 2
10 SSP 65 Michael SWEENEY Yamaha - MJR Racing 4:50.144 3.757 111.296 3 4 3
11 SSP 52 James COWTON Kawasaki - McAdoo Kawasaki Racing 4:50.834 4.447 111.032 3 4 3
12 SSP 9 Dean HARRISON Kawasaki - Silicone Engineering Racing 4:55.668 9.281 109.217 3 4 3
13 SSP 62 Sam WEST Kawasaki - PRL Worthington 4:56.547 10.160 108.893 3 5 3
14 SSP 20 Daniel COOPER Honda - KW Electrical / CMS 4:57.380 10.993 108.588 3 4 2
15 SSP 67 Darryl TWEED Triumph - M & D Racing 4:57.681 11.294 108.479 3 4 3
16 SSP 22 Paul JORDAN Yamaha - Paul Jordan Racing 4:58.248 11.861 108.272 2 3 2
17 SSP 10 Conor CUMMINS Honda - Padgett’s Motorcycles 4:59.819 13.432 107.705 2 3 2
18 SSP 29 Craig NEVE Honda - Tradehelp/Jackson Academy 5:00.830 14.443 107.343 2 4 2
19 SSP 74 Davey TODD Honda - Cookstown BE Racing 5:01.178 14.791 107.219 3 4 3
20 SSP 19 Kris DUNCAN Kawasaki - plantfitter.com / JE Autos 5:01.788 15.401 107.002 3 4 2
21 SSP 60 Darren COOPER Kawasaki - Team DCR 5:02.422 16.035 106.778 3 4 2
22 SSP 25 Matthew REES Kawasaki - GT Superbikes/Phil Morris 5:04.383 17.996 106.090 2 5 2
23 SSP 26 Laurent HOFFMANN Kawasaki - Delaur Road Racing Belgium 5:04.639 18.252 106.001 3 4 3
24 SSP 109 Neil KERNOHAN Yamaha - Logan Racing 5:05.988 19.601 105.534 3 4 3
25 SSP 12 Daniel METTAM Yamaha - McKinstry Racing 5:06.582 20.195 105.329 3 5 3
26 SSP 72 Joey THOMPSON Kawasaki - Team ILR 5:10.837 24.450 103.887 3 4 2
27 SSP 126 Mike NORBURY Kawasaki - Ecta Training 5:11.729 25.342 103.590 3 4 3
28 SSP 17 Mark GOODINGS Kawasaki - PMH / Pennine Stone 5:15.402 29.015 102.384 2 4 2
29 SSP 49 Raul TORRAS Yamaha - Martimotos Racing 5:17.246 30.859 101.789 2 3 2
30 SSP 42 Jonathan PERRY Yamaha - Gordon Huxley Racing 5:17.931 31.544 101.569 2 4 2
31 SSP 46 Ramon BASOMBA Yamaha - Martimotos Racing 5:28.093 41.706 98.423 2 4 2
32 SSP 31 Daniele GIORGINI Honda 5:33.982 47.595 96.688 3 4 2
Non Qualifiers
SSP 666 Peter HICKMAN Triumph - Trooper Triumph by Smith’s 4:53.412 7.025 110.057 2 3 1
SSP 99 Pierre Yves BIAN Yamaha - DB Michelin Road Racing Team 5:06.217 19.830 105.455 2 3 1
SSP 41 Frederic BESNARD Kawasaki - Optimark Road Racing 5:09.971 23.584 104.177 2 3 1
SSP 38 Paul WILLIAMS Triumph - Paul Potchy Williams 5:16.875 30.488 101.908 2 4 1
SSP 4 Ian HUTCHINSON Honda - Padgett’s Motorcycles 5:17.350 30.963 101.755 2 3 1
SSP 85 Steven HORNE Kawasaki - Shirlaw’s/Sinclair Bay Subsea 5:19.194 32.807 101.167 2 3 1
SSP 8 Christian ELKIN Yamaha - Bob Wylie Racing 5:24.828 38.441 99.413 3 3 1
SSP 92 Jamie WILLIAMS Honda - JLG Racing 5:31.801 45.414 97.323 2 3 1
SSP 70 Paul MACKEY Kawasaki - Elite Cranes 5:33.326 46.939 96.878 2 4 1
SSP 24 Andy SELLARS Suzuki - ASM Road Racing 5:38.339 51.952 95.443 2 3 0
SSP 28 Callum PATERSON Yamaha 5:47.439 1:01.052 92.943 2 5 0
SSP 14 Ilja CALJOUW Yamaha - Performance Racing Achterhoek 5:48.207 1:01.820 92.738 2 3 0
SSP 107 David MURPHY Suzuki - Red Line Road Racing 5:49.952 1:03.565 92.276 3 4 0
SSP 43 Stephen DEGNAN Kawasaki - PMH Promotions 5:52.421 1:06.034 91.629 3 5 0
SSP 36 Paul CRANSTON Yamaha - P & J Fuel Haulage 7:22.976 2:36.589 72.898 1 3 0
SSP 182 Xavier DENIS Honda - Optimark Road Racing 7:33.959 2:47.572 71.134 1 1 0

Superstock qualifying practice one - conditions wet


1 STK 34 Alastair SEELEY BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 4:48.458 111.947 6 6 5
2 STK 4 Michael RUTTER BMW - Bathams Racing 4:51.197 2.739 110.894 5 5 3
3 STK 14 Dan KNEEN BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 4:52.354 3.896 110.455 4 4 2
4 STK 3 Michael DUNLOP BMW - MD Racing 4:52.821 4.363 110.279 4 4 2
5 STK 8 Dean HARRISON Kawasaki - Silicone Engineering Racing 4:53.764 5.306 109.925 6 6 5
6 STK 37 James HILLIER Kawasaki - Quattro Plant / JG Speedfit 4:58.133 9.675 108.314 3 3 2
7 STK 52 James COWTON Kawasaki - McAdoo Kawasaki Racing 5:02.586 14.128 106.720 4 4 3
8 STK 7 Gary JOHNSON Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves 5:02.722 14.264 106.672 6 6 5
9 STK 60 Peter HICKMAN BMW - Smith’s Racing BMW 5:04.129 15.671 106.179 3 3 2
10 STK 62 Sam WEST BMW - PRL Worthington 5:04.736 16.278 105.967 5 5 4
11 STK 16 Stefano BONETTI BMW 5:07.431 18.973 105.038 4 4 2
12 STK 88 Forest DUNN Honda - Forest Dunn Racing 5:13.108 24.650 103.134 4 4 3
13 STK 6 William DUNLOP Yamaha - Temple Golf Club 5:18.766 30.308 101.303 4 4 2
14 STK 182 Xavier DENIS Honda - Optimark Road Racing 5:23.609 35.151 99.787 4 4 2
15 STK 17 Mark GOODINGS Kawasaki - PMH / Pennine Stone 5:24.861 36.403 99.403 3 4 2
16 STK 49 Raul TORRAS Yamaha - Martimotos Racing 5:25.631 37.173 99.167 4 4 3
17 STK 18 Marty LENNON Yamaha - ML Designs 5:38.300 49.842 95.454 3 3 2

Non Qualifiers
STK 1 David JOHNSON BMW - Gulf BMW 4:57.583 9.125 108.514 2 2 1
STK 13 Lee JOHNSTON Honda - Honda Racing 4:58.923 10.465 108.028 3 3 1
STK 86 Derek McGEE Kawasaki - NJ Doyne / McGee Racing 5:04.543 16.085 106.034 2 2 1
STK 20 Daniel COOPER BMW - IMP Cross Engineering 5:07.178 18.720 105.125 3 3 1
STK 56 Adam McLEAN Kawasaki - McAdoo Kawasaki Racing 5:10.185 21.727 104.106 3 3 1
STK 65 Michael SWEENEY BMW - MJR Racing 5:15.113 26.655 102.478 2 2 1
STK 80 Darren COOPER BMW - NW Racing 5:21.145 32.687 100.553 2 2 1
STK 74 Davey TODD Suzuki - Cookstown BE Racing 5:23.474 35.016 99.829 3 4 1
STK 33 Adrian CLARK Kawasaki 5:30.122 41.664 97.818 3 3 1
STK 119 Jean Pierre POLET BMW - JPM Team 5:30.325 41.867 97.758 5 5 1
STK 45 Nadieh SCHOOTS Kawasaki - Nadieh Schoots Racing 5:30.695 42.237 97.649 3 3 1
STK 42 Joey den BESTEN Kawasaki - Performance Racing Achterhoek 5:35.777 47.319 96.171 4 4 1
STK 40 Martin JESSOPP BMW - Riders Motorcycles BMW 5:42.131 53.673 94.385 2 2 1
STK 38 Paul WILLIAMS BMW - Paul Potchy Williams 5:43.296 54.838 94.065 2 2 1
STK 55 Donald MacFADYEN BMW 5:45.359 56.901 93.503 5 5 0
STK 79 Bruce BIRNIE BMW - Carnegie Fuels 5:50.248 1:01.790 92.198 3 3 0
STK 32 Toni RECHBERGER Suzuki - MSC Rottenegg 5:50.753 1:02.295 92.065 5 5 0
STK 10 Conor CUMMINS Honda - Padgett’s Motorcycles 6:11.900 1:23.442 86.830 2 2 0
STK 43 Stephen DEGNAN Kawasaki - PMH Promotions 7:07.772 2:19.314 75.489 3 3 0
STK 29 Craig NEVE BMW - Callmac/Jackson Academy 7:12.950 2:24.492 74.586 1 2 0
STK 11 Dominic HERBERTSON BMW - BHR 9:52.131 5:03.673 54.535 3 3 0
STK 9 Ian HUTCHINSON Honda - Honda Racing 26:45.752 21:57.294 20.110 1 1 0
STK 70 Paul MACKEY Kawasaki - Glenn Scott Motorcycles 28:06.219 23:17.761 19.151 1 1 0
STK 19 Kris DUNCAN Kawasaki - Turriff Caravan/JD Autobody 32:08.881 27:20.423 16.741 1 1 0
STK 27 Laurent HOFFMANN Yamaha - Delaur Road Racing Belgium 36:52.435 32:03.977 14.596 1 1 0

Supertwin qualifying practice one - conditions damp


1 TWN 86 Derek McGEE Kawasaki - KMR Kawasaki/IEG Racing 5:00.942 107.303 3 4 4
2 TWN 40 Martin JESSOPP Kawasaki - Riders Motorcycles 5:03.565 2.623 106.376 3 3 3
3 TWN 56 Adam McLEAN Kawasaki - Roy Hanna Motors 5:04.214 3.272 106.149 3 4 4
4 TWN 74 Joey THOMPSON Paton - Team ILR / Mark Coverdale 5:06.776 5.834 105.262 2 4 3
5 TWN 52 James COWTON Kawasaki - McAdoo Kawasaki Racing 5:07.627 6.685 104.971 3 3 2
6 TWN 8 Christian ELKIN Kawasaki - Dynocentre NI 5:10.571 9.629 103.976 3 4 4
7 TWN 65 Michael SWEENEY Kawasaki - Kiely Heating Racing 5:13.106 12.164 103.134 2 3 3
8 TWN 5 Marty LENNON Kawasaki - Milne Racing 5:17.361 16.419 101.752 3 4 4
9 TWN 28 Denver ROBB Kawasaki 5:18.079 17.137 101.522 3 4 3
10 TWN 60 Darren COOPER Kawasaki - Team DCR 5:18.536 17.594 101.376 4 4 3
11 TWN 63 Victor LOPEZ Kawasaki - Martimotos Racing 5:19.938 18.996 100.932 3 4 4
12 TWN 29 Darren JAMES Kawasaki - KMR Kawasaki/IEG Racing 5:21.283 20.341 100.510 2 3 2
13 TWN 84 Maria COSTELLO Kawasaki - NGK Spark Plugs 5:25.342 24.400 99.256 3 4 3
14 TWN 100 Matt SADOWSKI Kawasaki - CG Racing 5:26.322 25.380 98.957 2 3 2
15 TWN 42 Jonathan PERRY Kawasaki - Jonathan Perry Racing 5:27.295 26.353 98.663 3 3 2
16 TWN 85 Steven HORNE Kawasaki - Shirlaw’s/Sinclair Bay Subsea 5:30.836 29.894 97.607 2 3 2
17 TWN 19 Kris DUNCAN Kawasaki - Andy Donald Slating 5:32.009 31.067 97.262 3 3 2
18 TWN 101 Robert McCRUM Kawasaki - Arctic / Woolsey Concrete 5:32.332 31.390 97.168 3 3 2
19 TWN 92 Jamie WILLIAMS Kawasaki - JLG Racing 5:35.391 34.449 96.282 3 3 2

Non Qualifiers
TWN 79 Bruce BIRNIE Suzuki - Carnegie Fuels 5:31.565 30.623 97.393 2 2 1
TWN 109 Neil KERNOHAN Kawasaki - McCloy Developments 5:32.220 31.278 97.201 2 2 1
TWN 182 Xavier DENIS Kawasaki - Optimark Road Racing 5:51.653 50.711 91.829 3 3 1
TWN 99 Jeremy McWILLIAMS Kawasaki - KMR Kawasaki/IEG Racing 5:55.883 54.941 90.738 1 2 1
TWN 22 Rikki McGOVERN Kawasaki - Faraldo Racing 6:10.545 1:09.603 87.147 2 3 0
TWN 34 Daniel METTAM Kawasaki - McKinstry Racing 6:17.554 1:16.612 85.529 1 1 0
TWN 97 Seamus ELLIOTT Kawasaki - Mal Electrics 6:30.146 1:29.204 82.769 1 1 0
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Dunlop top of the pops, Hutchy going okay - not very talkative, McCallen luvin that mike though lol

BBC NW 200 road racings coverage




https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/north...eland/43798025
what is "connected tv"? can we get it in south?
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what is "connected tv"? can we get it in south?
It's a BBC app for smart TVs.

You can watch the whole thing on the 'BBC Sport website' link above, which is the same as a eurosport player (with rewinds, FF, pause etc.) but only when the racing is live,. ie. all day tomorrow but there's no watching it 'on-demand' afterwards as the BBC iPlayer is region specific, unless you hire a UK proxy server.
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It's a BBC app for smart TVs.

You can watch the whole thing on the 'BBC Sport website' link above, which is the same as a eurosport player (with rewinds, FF, pause etc.) but only when the racing is live,. ie. all day tomorrow but there's no watching it 'on-demand' afterwards as the BBC iPlayer is region specific, unless you hire a UK proxy server.
thanks for that, that explains it - I was wondering why I was getting a message on the iplayer that content couldn't be played
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Beautiful conditions greeted competitors for the North West 200 Road Races on Thursday with Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles Kawasaki) claiming pole position for the Supertwins class, the first session of the day.

Getting underway at 10am, it was Jessopp who set the early pace,
his lap of 4m58.807s just over half a second clear of Adam McLean (Roy Hanna Motors Kawasaki), the duo the first two riders to lap under five minutes. Derek McGee was a further 1.5s adrift in third.

McLean responded on his fourth lap to edge ahead of Jessopp by a tenth of a second as McGee (IEG/KMR Kawasaki) maintained his third place with Joey Thompson moving up to fourth on the Paton.

Fifth time around and McLean went quicker still, a lap of 4m57.219s giving him a 1.5s advantage over Jessopp and another rider going quicker was James Cowton, the McAdoo Kawasaki rider taking over third place and also dipping below the five minute barrier.

McLean continued to get quicker with his sixth lap being 4m56.574s but Jessopp responded and he closed to within 0.272s of the Northern Irishman. And next time around the Yeovil rider, winner twelve months ago, seized the top spot by the slender margin of 0.038s.

McLean and Cowton had to settle for second and third with just 1.1s covering the front row and it was Thompson who ended up fourth as KMR Kawasaki team-mates McGee and Jeremy McWilliams took fifth and sixth.

Christian Elkin, Xavier Denis, Michael Sweeney and Darren Cooper completed the top ten.
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Alastair Seeley claimed pole position for Thursday evening’s Superstock race at the North West 200 with a lap of 121.371mph putting him two seconds clear of Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki). Michael Dunlop completed the front row on his MD Racing BMW as the perfect conditions continued.

First time around and it was Peter Hickman who was quickest at 119.196mph closely followed by James Hillier (119.054) and Michael Rutter (119.007) but a lap later Seeley went to the top of the leaderboard with a lap of 119.967mph. That put him 0.4s clear of Tyco BMW team-mate Dan Kneen who was also climbing up the time sheets. Rutter also went quicker at 119.460mph to maintain third.

The top two positions remained the same after the fourth lap but Harrison moved up to third as just two seconds covered the leading six riders - Seeley, Kneen, Harrison, Rutter, Hickman and Hillier. The Honda men were down the order though with Lee Johnston 13th, Conor Cummins 17th and Ian Hutchinson 30th.

With twenty five of the 45-minute session gone, many of the top runners came into pit lane to make adjustments and it wasn’t until the closing stages that there was a flurry of action on the leaderboard.

Rutter was the first to make his move and his lap of 120.022mph was the first 120mph+ lap of the week as he went 0.123s clear of Seeley. He didn’t stay there long though as Seeley responded with a lap of 121.371mph and Dunlop did the same, a speed of 120.062mph putting him second but over two seconds behind the flying Seeley.

Harrison squeezed into second near the end of the session after lapping at 120.430mph as Rutter, Kneen and Hickman rounded out the second row, the latter failing to improve on his opening flying lap.

Hillier, Martin Jessopp, Gary Johnson and an improving Johnston completed the top ten with Hutchinson ending up 25th.
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Alastair Seeley made it two pole positions in a row at the North West 200 on Thursday afternoon when he took the top spot in the Supersport class. Riding the EHA Racing Yamaha, the Carrickfergus rider was never headed during the session as he dominated proceedings with Martin Jessopp and Dean Harrison joining him on the front row.

With the session getting underway just after 12pm, it was Seeley who was quickest out of the traps with a lap of 116.208mph and that gave him a one second advantage over Jessopp who was again well to the fore on the Riders Motorcycles Triumph with a lap of 115.762mph. Lee Johnston (Padgetts Honda) and Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) were also above the 115mph mark.

Second time around and Seeley upped his pace to 116.658mph increasing the gap over Jessopp to 2.1s, and although both Johnston and Harrison went quicker, they remained in third and fourth. William Dunlop posted another 115mph+ lap to hold onto fifth as Adam McLean (McAdoo Racing Kawasaki) moved up to sixth.

Seeley made a brief pit stop before heading back out on track and on his fifth lap, he lapped at 116.963mph to extend the margin over Jessopp to 2.8s as positions behind remained the same. Jessopp and Johnston held onto their front row positions with Harrison staying in fourth but a late lap from Michael Dunlop hauled him into fifth at the expense of his brother William.

Both Harrison and Dunlop then went quicker on their final lap to slot into third and fourth respectively and that pushed Johnston and William Dunlop back to fifth and sixth. McLean slipped back to seventh with Conor Cummins moving up to eighth late on whilst Michael Sweeney rode excellently to ninth overall ahead of former British 125cc Champion Dan Cooper.

James Cowton, Sam West, Ian Hutchinson, Dan Kneen and Gary Johnson completed the top 15 but James Hillier missed the session after encountering engine problems on Tuesday whilst Peter Hickman was another notable absentee.
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Be Wiser Ducati’s Glenn Irwin claimed pole position for Saturday’s two Superbike races at the North West 200 with a lap of 122.454mph giving him a tiny 0.066s advantage over Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) whilst a late lap of 122.410mph saw Michael Dunlop take third and the final place on the front row on his Tyco BMW.

It was Michael Rutter who was first to complete a lap, with a speed of 120.900mph and that placed him just ahead of Irwin who was only a few yards behind on the road. However, they were in first and second for only a short period of time as Seeley’s lap of 121.652mph sent him 1.6s clear. Martin Jessopp was the only other rider on the opening lap to go above 120mph. Ian Hutchinson’s opening lap was a leisurely 112.553mph.

However, despite the session being extended to 70 minutes, Lee Johnston’s Honda expired at Magherabuoy and the red flag came out shortly afterwards with oil having been deposited on track, Peter Hickman one of the riders to pull in to pit lane and immediately alert the organisers.

After a lengthy delay, the session resumed at 2.25pm and Seeley immediately upped the pace to 122.077mph and it was Jessopp now in second with 121.558mph. Rutter and Hickman both went quicker too as the top six were now all above 120mph. Hutchinson, meanwhile, had improved to 118.801mph.

It was Irwin who jumped into the top stop next time around though with a lap of 122.203mph which put him 0.272s ahead of Seeley and Michael Dunlop was also on the move, his lap of 121.425mph placing him fourth behind Jessopp.

It all changed in the closing stages though and although Irwin lapped quicker at 122.454mph, Harrison jumped up into second with Dunlop leaving it until even later to take third, just 0.094s covering the top three That pushed team-mate Seeley into fourth and the second row where he’ll be joined by fellow BMW riders Rutter, who also broke the 122mph mark near the end, and Jessopp.

Hickman had to settle for seventh ahead of William Dunlop, Conor Cummins and Johnston who managed to get back out on track. James Hillier in 11th was the last rider in the 120mph bracket and that put him in front of David Johnson and Hutchinson, the Honda Racing rider putting in a very respectable lap of 119.071mph.

Gary Johnson was forced to stop at Ballysally Roundabout early on and had to complete the session on his Superstock Kawasaki.
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Derek shields, dominant at Cookstown, will he enter the NW? Never seen him competitive there or the TT
He's in Horice for the Gustav 300 road race on the Penz bike.
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Alastair Seeley got his 2018 North West 200 campaign off to the perfect start on Thursday evening when he won the six-lap Supersport race from James Hillier and Lee Johnston, his 22nd NW200 win in total. The EHA Racing Yamaha rider timed his run to perfection and, aided by the fastest lap of the race at 117.671mph, he saw off the close attentions of Dean Harrison, Hillier, Johnston and Gary Johnson with his eventual winning margin being 2.447s.

It was Martin Jessopp who led into York Corner for the first time but his race soon came to an abrupt end as he got into the Millbank Roundabout too hot and tipped off at slow speed causing mayhem behind him. When the dust settled, it was Seeley who led and his advantage at the end of the first lap was 0.4s from Johnston, Adam McLean, Dan Cooper, Johnson and Hillier, the latter having come through from 18th on the grid. Harrison and Michael Dunlop were clear losers from the Jessopp incident as they were down in 12th and 13th respectively.

Second time around and Johnston levelled with Seeley going into Metropole but he couldn’t find a way through and he was soon pushed back to third by a flying Hillier who completed the second lap in second place. McLean was now fourth ahead of Johnson and Cooper with Harrison working his way up to eighth.

The latter was really flying and whilst Seeley still led at the end of lap three, half race distance, from Johnston and Hillier, the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider was up to fourth as Johnson maintained fifth from Conor Cummins. On lap four, five riders had made the break at the head of the field and Harrison overhauled all of them to lead at University and although Seeley briefly got ahead, the Bradford rider was back in the lead at Mathers.

Seeley quickly retaliated and led going into the Magherabuoy chicane only for Harrison to reverse the positions at the Metropole. Along the coast road, Seeley was again stronger than the rest and he led going into the penultimate lap closely followed by Harrison, Johnston, Hillier and Johnson, just 1.8s covering the quintet.

The order had changed again by the time they got to University and it was now Harrison, Hillier, Seeley, Johnston and Johnson, the latter losing touch slightly but there was no respite for any of them and as they reach the finish line to start their final lap, Seeley led from Harrison and Hillier.

However, the Carrickfergus rider pulled the pin on the final lap, and left the field behind him, his fastest lap being just outside his own lap record. Hillier, whose team had to swap engines, after morning qualifying, just held off Johnston with Harrison and Johnson slipping back to fourth and fifth.

Further behind, Cummins had a strong ride into sixth and his team-mate Ian Hutchinson rode brilliantly for seventh with Cooper, James Cowton and Dan Kneen completing the top ten. William Dunlop and brother Michael both retired.

Bayview Hotel Superstock race one - conditions dry

1 STK 60 Peter HICKMAN BMW - Smith’s Racing BMW a 6 26:33.118 121.302 4:24.066 122.288 6
2 STK 34 Alastair SEELEY BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad a 6 26:33.696 0.578 121.258 4:23.577 122.514 3
3 STK 3 Michael DUNLOP BMW - MD Racing a 6 26:34.268 1.150 121.214 4:24.896 121.904 6
4 STK 4 Michael RUTTER BMW - Bathams Racing a 6 26:35.289 2.171 121.137 4:24.408 122.129 5
5 STK 37 James HILLIER Kawasaki - Quattro Plant / JG Speedfit a 6 26:49.366 16.248 120.077 4:26.133 121.338 3
6 STK 8 Dean HARRISON Kawasaki - Silicone Engineering Racing a 6 26:49.748 16.630 120.049 4:25.096 121.812 4
7 STK 13 Lee JOHNSTON Honda - Honda Racing a 6 27:00.704 27.586 119.237 4:29.924 119.634 3
8 STK 7 Gary JOHNSON Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserves a 6 27:11.444 38.326 118.452 4:28.949 120.067 2
9 STK 62 Sam WEST BMW - PRL Worthington a 6 27:17.734 44.616 117.997 4:31.377 118.993 2
10 STK 86 Derek McGEE Kawasaki - NJ Doyne / McGee Racing a 6 27:19.977 46.859 117.836 4:30.818 119.239 2
11 STK 1 David JOHNSON BMW - Gulf BMW b 6 27:23.835 50.717 117.559 4:32.467 118.517 5
12 STK 74 Davey TODD Suzuki - Cookstown BE Racing a 6 27:44.207 1:11.089 116.120 4:34.883 117.475 2
13 STK 9 Ian HUTCHINSON Honda - Honda Racing b 6 27:55.709 1:22.591 115.323 4:36.337 116.857 3
14 STK 20 Daniel COOPER BMW - IMP Cross Engineering a 6 27:55.970 1:22.852 115.305 4:38.312 116.028 2
15 STK 11 Dominic HERBERTSON BMW - BHR a 6 27:56.799 1:23.681 115.248 4:39.050 115.721 4
16 STK 16 Stefano BONETTI BMW a 6 27:59.035 1:25.917 115.095 4:38.610 115.904 6
17 STK 19 Kris DUNCAN Kawasaki - Turriff Caravan/JD Autobody a 6 28:00.018 1:26.900 115.027 4:37.409 116.406 6
18 STK 29 Craig NEVE BMW - Callmac/Jackson Academy b 6 28:14.916 1:41.798 114.016 4:40.931 114.946 5
19 STK 49 Raul TORRAS Yamaha - Martimotos Racing b 6 28:27.623 1:54.505 113.168 4:42.449 114.329 5
20 STK 66 Chris GREEN Suzuki - Hollins Stategic Land/Go Green b 6 29:05.417 2:32.299 110.717 4:51.051 110.950 5
21 STK 45 Nadieh SCHOOTS Kawasaki - Nadieh Schoots Racing b 6 29:05.663 2:32.545 110.702 4:49.265 111.635 5
22 STK 18 Marty LENNON Yamaha - ML Designs b 6 29:07.562 2:34.444 110.581 4:48.232 112.035 5
23 STK 55 Donald MacFADYEN BMW b 6 29:15.371 2:42.253 110.090 4:49.877 111.399 5
24 STK 38 Paul WILLIAMS BMW - Paul Potchy Williams b 6 29:33.178 3:00.060 108.984 4:53.057 110.190 3
25 STK 32 Toni RECHBERGER Suzuki - MSC Rottenegg b 6 31:05.689 4:32.571 103.580 5:07.260 105.097 2
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DNF STK 88 Forest DUNN Honda - Forest Dunn Racing b 5 23:46.852 112.805 4:44.189 113.629 4
DNF STK 40 Martin JESSOPP BMW - Riders Motorcycles BMW a 3 13:44.897 116.829 4:31.605 118.893 2
DNF STK 14 Dan KNEEN BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad a 3 14:05.862 113.933 4:33.841 117.922 2
DNF STK 80 Darren COOPER BMW - NW Racing b 3 14:17.915 112.333 4:49.701 111.467 2
DNF STK 79 Bruce BIRNIE BMW - Carnegie Fuels b 3 14:31.136 110.628 4:43.604 113.863 2
DNF STK 10 Conor CUMMINS Honda - Padgett’s Motorcycles a 2 9:12.266 116.031 4:40.686 115.047 2
DNF STK 54 Sam JOHNSON Kawasaki - JK Construction/Colin Dunlop b 2 10:04.108 106.074 4:59.838 107.698 2
DNF STK 6 William DUNLOP Yamaha - Temple Golf Club a 1 4:43.138 112.270
DNF STK 26 Mike NORBURY BMW - Ecta Training b 1 4:48.343 110.244
DNF STK 97 Seamus ELLIOTT Kawasaki - SBE Racing b 1 4:58.733 106.409
DNF STK 119 Jean Pierre POLET BMW - JPM Team b 1 5:16.056 100.577
Fastest Lap
STK 34 Alastair SEELEY BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 4:23.577 122.514 3
Nos 7, 14 & 54 - 10 second penalty for straight through chicane at Mathers
No 119 - 10 second penalty for straight through chicane at Magherabuoy
No 8 - 10 second penalty for straight through chicane at Juniper

Hel Performance Supersport race one - conditions dry

1 SSP 34 Alastair SEELEY Yamaha - EHA Racing a 6 27:52.631 115.535 4:34.427 117.671 6
2 SSP 37 James HILLIER Kawasaki - Quattro Plant / JG Speedfit a 6 27:55.078 2.447 115.367 4:35.815 117.078 6
3 SSP 13 Lee JOHNSTON Honda - Padgett’s Motorcycles a 6 27:56.000 3.369 115.303 4:36.153 116.935 6
4 SSP 9 Dean HARRISON Kawasaki - Silicone Engineering Racing a 6 27:56.167 3.536 115.292 4:36.951 116.598 5
5 SSP 7 Gary JOHNSON Triumph - Lee Hardy Racing a 6 28:04.670 12.039 114.710 4:38.664 115.881 4
6 SSP 10 Conor CUMMINS Honda - Padgett’s Motorcycles a 6 28:11.052 18.421 114.277 4:40.596 115.084 2
7 SSP 4 Ian HUTCHINSON Honda - Padgett’s Motorcycles a 6 28:13.382 20.751 114.120 4:40.901 114.959 4
8 SSP 20 Daniel COOPER Honda - KW Electrical / CMS a 6 28:13.919 21.288 114.083 4:41.583 114.680 4
9 SSP 52 James COWTON Kawasaki - McAdoo Kawasaki Racing a 6 28:14.114 21.483 114.070 4:40.674 115.052 4
10 SSP 11 Dan KNEEN Honda - Jackson Racing a 6 28:25.444 32.813 113.312 4:41.588 114.678 6
11 SSP 72 Joey THOMPSON Kawasaki - Team ILR a 6 28:27.230 34.599 113.194 4:41.589 114.678 6
12 SSP 8 Christian ELKIN Yamaha - Bob Wylie Racing a 6 28:28.495 35.864 113.110 4:42.098 114.471 5
13 SSP 62 Sam WEST Kawasaki - PRL Worthington a 6 28:36.861 44.230 112.559 4:42.505 114.306 4
14 SSP 29 Craig NEVE Honda - Tradehelp/Jackson Academy a 6 28:43.114 50.483 112.150 4:45.223 113.217 2
15 SSP 26 Laurent HOFFMANN Kawasaki - Delaur Road Racing Belgium a 6 28:49.882 57.251 111.712 4:46.920 112.547 4
16 SSP 22 Paul JORDAN Yamaha - Paul Jordan Racing a 6 28:51.497 58.866 111.607 4:45.739 113.012 6
17 SSP 12 Daniel METTAM Yamaha - McKinstry Racing b 6 29:23.843 1:31.212 109.561 4:51.380 110.824 5
18 SSP 59 Darryl TWEED Triumph - M & D Racing a 6 29:32.007 1:39.376 109.056 4:53.704 109.947 4
19 SSP 25 Matthew REES Kawasaki - GT Superbikes/Phil Morris b 6 29:37.113 1:44.482 108.743 4:53.780 109.919 2
20 SSP 109 Neil KERNOHAN Yamaha - Logan Racing b 6 29:39.775 1:47.144 108.580 4:52.438 110.423 2
21 SSP 41 Frederic BESNARD Kawasaki - Optimark Road Racing b 6 29:50.690 1:58.059 107.918 4:57.776 108.444 6
22 SSP 126 Mike NORBURY Kawasaki - Ecta Training b 6 29:51.205 1:58.574 107.887 4:58.024 108.354 5
23 SSP 17 Mark GOODINGS Kawasaki - PMH / Pennine Stone b 6 30:21.797 2:29.166 106.075 5:00.587 107.430 2
24 SSP 49 Raul TORRAS Yamaha - Martimotos Racing b 6 30:22.187 2:29.556 106.053 5:00.130 107.593 6
25 SSP 85 Steven HORNE Kawasaki - Shirlaw’s/Sinclair Bay Subsea b 6 30:23.302 2:30.671 105.988 5:01.221 107.204 5
26 SSP 38 Paul WILLIAMS Triumph - Paul Potchy Williams b 6 30:32.141 2:39.510 105.477 5:03.810 106.290 2
27 SSP 36 Paul CRANSTON Yamaha - P & J Fuel Haulage b 6 30:33.950 2:41.319 105.373 5:03.226 106.495 6
28 SSP 92 Jamie WILLIAMS Honda - JLG Racing b 6 30:36.852 2:44.221 105.206 5:04.972 105.885 6
29 SSP 43 Stephen DEGNAN Kawasaki - PMH Promotions b 6 31:37.967 3:45.336 101.818 5:14.110 102.805 4
30 SSP 107 David MURPHY Suzuki - Red Line Road Racing b 6 31:51.163 3:58.532 101.115 5:16.054 102.172 6
31 SSP 24 Andy SELLARS Suzuki - ASM Road Racing b 6 31:54.766 4:02.135 100.925 5:17.701 101.643 5
32 SSP 46 Ramon BASOMBA Yamaha - Martimotos Racing b 6 31:55.913 4:03.282 100.865 5:16.814 101.927 5
33 SSP 31 Daniele GIORGINI Honda b 6 32:03.136 4:10.505 100.486 5:15.356 102.399 2
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DNF SSP 70 Paul MACKEY Kawasaki - Elite Cranes b 3 16:11.450 99.204 5:23.916 99.693 2
DNF SSP 56 Adam McLEAN Kawasaki - McAdoo Kawasaki Racing a 2 9:23.598 113.698 4:40.975 114.928 2
DNF SSP 6 William DUNLOP Yamaha - Temple Golf Club/Caffrey Racing a 2 9:27.380 112.940 4:41.343 114.778 2
DNF SSP 3 Michael DUNLOP Honda - MD Racing a 2 9:33.762 111.684 4:46.691 112.637 2
DNF SSP 19 Kris DUNCAN Kawasaki - plantfitter.com / JE Autos b 2 9:42.109 110.082 4:50.940 110.992 2
DNF SSP 65 Michael SWEENEY Yamaha - MJR Racing a 2 9:50.001 108.610 5:01.938 106.949 2
DNF SSP 99 Pierre Yves BIAN Yamaha - DB Michelin Road Racing Team b 1 4:51.994 108.865
DNF SSP 14 Ilja CALJOUW Yamaha - Performance Racing Achterhoek b 1 4:58.791 106.389
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SSP 34 Alastair SEELEY Yamaha - EHA Racing 4:34.427 117.671 6
Nos 31 & 62 - 10 second penalty for straight through at Mill Road Roundabout
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Smiths Racing BMW rider Peter Hickman took his first ever North West 200 victory on Thursday evening when a late braking manoeuvre at the Juniper chicane saw him overhaul Alastair Seeley and run out victor from the Northern Irishman by half a second. Michael Dunlop took third on his MD Racing machine to make it a BMW podium sweep.

The race was delayed slightly by an oil spill that occurred on the sighting lap and it was 7.25pm when the race came under starters orders, Hickman taking an early lead. Hillier slotted into second from Dunlop, Michael Rutter and Dan Kneen although the latter moved up a spot at the Mathers chicane.

At the end of the opening lap Hickman still led but it was now Dunlop in second from James Hillier, Kneen, Seeley, Dean Harrison and Rutter, just seven seconds covering the first seven riders. Dunlop took over the lead on the second lap at Mathers and he held on for the remainder of the lap with Hickman, Seeley, Hillier and Rutter now the top five as Harrison and Kneen went straight on at the Juniper chicane.

Harrison picked up a ten second penalty having not stopped at the chicane after his misdemeanour but at the head of the field it was all change as that man Seeley went into the lead, aided by a lap of 122.514mph. He was only 0.3s ahead of Hickman though as Dunlop slipped back to third. Hillier had also dropped back into the clutches of Rutter but both Kneen and Jessopp were out of luck as they retired at the pits.

Lap four and the leading trio were still locked in battle, just 0.4s between them as they flashed across the line to start their penultimate lap and it was Rutter now up to fourth at the expense of Hillier with Harrison now in sixth despite his penalty.

Hickman nosed ahead on the fifth lap only for Seeley to put his BMW back ahead going into the Metropole and as they went into the final lap it had become a four-rider battle for supremacy as Rutter clawed his way onto the back of the trio, his fifth lap some two seconds quicker than the rest.

Going into the final 8.9 miles there was just 1.3s separating the leading quartet but, just as he had done in the earlier Supersport race, Seeley edged away on the final lap and looked on course for yet another victory. However, Hickman had other ideas and sneaked ahead with Seeley having to take to the grass although he held onto second with Dunlop in third, one second covering them as they took the chequered flag.

Rutter’s late charge saw him just fall short in fourth with Hillier and Harrison taking fifth and sixth. Lee Johnston had a lonely ride into seventh, the first of the Hondas, with Gary Johnson, Sam West and Derek McGee completing the top ten. Ian Hutchinson came through from the second wave to take 13th.
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Martin Jessopp took his third North West 200 victory late on Thursday evening when a superb final lap, utilising tactics and his knowledge of the circuit, saw the Riders Motorcycles Kawasaki rider come out on top in a thrilling Supertwins race just ahead of Jeremy McWilliams (IEG/KMR Kawasaki) and long time race leader Joey Thompson (ILR/Coverdale Paton).

McWilliams led the field round at the end of the first lap but it was close as just one second covered the top five with Thompson, Adam McLean, James Cowton and Jessopp in hot pursuit of the former 250cc Grand Prix winner. By University on lap two though, Thompson had taken over at the front, the Paton taking full advantage of the long straights.

Half way round lap two, Thompson appeared to have made the break and it was now McLean in second with McWilliams having ran slightly wide at the Metropole. Despite Thompson getting his head down, by the time he’d reached the start and finish, the rest of the pack had reeled him in and his lead over McLean was back down to 0.243s. Jessopp was now up to third ahead of McWilliams and Cowton, still only 1.4s separating the top six as Christian Elkin latched on to the back of the group.

Lap three and Thompson again edged away on the high speed run to University as McWilliams moved back up to second ahead of Jessopp and McLean but that had all changed by the time they got back to Magherabuoy!

As the riders flashed across the line to start their final lap, the order was Thompson, Cowton, Jessopp, McLean and McWilliams and it was anyone’s race although the Paton of Thompson again kept everyone at bay on the run to University.

Jessopp nosed ahead on the exit of the Ballysally Roundabout only for Thompson to respond but as they exited the Metropole, Jessopp dived back in front and the Yeovil rider duly held on to repeat his victory of twelve months ago. Thompson ran onto the grass at the Juniper chicane to almost miss out on a podium completely and it was McWilliams who took advantage of the mayhem to claim second.

Thompson regrouped to take his first NW200 podium in third with McLean and Cowton close behind, the latter losing out on third having been forced to take evasive action when Thompson went grass tracking in front of him.

The top ten was completed by Elkin, Victor Lopez, Darren Cooper, Michael Sweeney and Denver Robb.
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Glenn Irwin delighted the home crowd at the North West 200 yesterday afternoon when he claimed his first ever pole position around the 8.9-mile circuit for Saturday’s two Superbike races.

The Be Wiser Ducati rider put in two laps in excess of 122mph towards the end of the session, the fastest of which was 122.454mph, whilst he also completed more laps, 11, than any other rider.

“It’s great to achieve my first ever NW200 pole position especially as the changes we made to the bike didn’t work in the way that I’d hoped,” Irwin told bikesportnews.com. “It made the bike more difficult to ride but if we can be fast when we’ve gone in the wrong direction, it bodes well for when we go in the right direction.

“We now have a clear direction to work in and what was also pleasing today was that my fast lap was done on a used tyre. I did two fast laps and although I wasn’t pushing over the limit, I did make a few mistakes so I think there’s a bit more to come.”

Irwin wasn’t racing on Thursday evening so chose to watch the action instead from the Juniper Chicane which whetted his appetite even further for Saturday.

“Watching the action from Juniper and seeing the boys out on track has certainly got me buzzing for Saturday and I’d love nothing more than taking two Superbike wins. The team are keeping me grounded though so we’ll keep working hard and hopefully my pole today has lifted the spirits of everyone connected with the team after hearing of Shakey’s accident at Snetterton.”
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Default 2018 North West 200: Angry Hickman bounces back with maiden win

Peter Hickman bounced back from the disappointment of not being allowed to start Thursday evening’s Supersport race at the North West 200 to win his first ever race around the 8.9-mile circuit, with victory coming in the following Superstock race.

The Smiths Racing BMW rider started the six-lap race from sixth place and the second row of the grid but grabbed the lead on the opening lap and enjoyed a race long battle with fellow BMW riders Alastair Seeley and Michael Dunlop.

It looked like Seeley would win yet another NW200 race as he led along the coast road on the final lap but Hickman beat him at his own game to nip through at the Juniper chicane, a move the Northern Irishman has pulled on numerous occasions himself.

“It felt mega to win here at last and the changes we’d made with the front end worked brilliantly during the race,” Hickman told bikesportnews.com. “The bike felt really good and I was able to stay in the front three throughout so was ready to take the battle to Alastair on the final lap.

“I sat there waiting and didn’t want to show him my front wheel until the last moment and although he’s fast along the coast road, and normally where he’s strongest, I was quicker than him there during the race, so wanted him to think he’d got the win. I waited and waited though and nipped ahead at the last minute going into Juniper so there was no way back for him and I’m over the moon for both myself and the team.”

Victory came just a couple of hours when Hickman was informed he wouldn’t be allowed to start the Supersport race as he hadn’t recorded enough qualifying laps across the two sessions, much to his annoyance.

“I managed four and a half laps on Tuesday but only one was above the required qualifying speed and then had problems on Thursday morning so I asked Mervyn (Whyte – event organiser) if I could start at the back of the first wave. I’d done loads of laps during the two days on the three bikes altogether but he point blank refused so I kind of fell out with him.

“I know rules are rules but it’s disappointing as a lot of time and effort has been put in by the team to get the Triumph ready and it’s not like I’m inexperienced or anything.”
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