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Old 7th March 2019, 08:51 AM
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Default Seeley takes V4R Panigale to Irwin showdown at NW200

Alastair Seeley will race a PBM/Be Wiser Ducati at this year’s fonaCAB International North West 200 in association with Nicholl Oils on May 12-18.

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The event’s most successful rider with 24 victories has agreed a deal with PBM boss Paul Bird to ride the new V4R machine at this year’s north coast event.

The deal was unveiled at last night’s race launch in Coleraine.

‘I am chasing my 25th victory at the North West and I really want another superbike race win.’ Seeley said.

‘I know the PBM team will give me a great bike in the new Ducati to help me do that. Everyone saw what the Ducati was capable of in the opening round of the World Superbike championship at Phillip Island last weekend and I am very excited to be riding the bike at the North West.’
The PBM/Be Wiser team have won the last three superbike races at the North coast event with Seeley’s arch rival, Glenn Irwin. Irwin has now switched to the Quattro Plant/Wicked Coatings Kawasaki team and Seeley’s move to Ducati will see the two Carrickfergus men go head to head on the 8.9 mile Triangle circuit once again come May.

‘PBM have enjoyed lots of success at the North West but this is a new chapter in a new book for the team with the new V4 machine.’ Seeley said.

‘There can be some teething problems with a new bike but hopefully PBM’s BSB riders, Josh Brookes and Scott Redding, will have those sorted out for me before I get on the bike.’
The 39 year old will also race in the NW200 Supersport races aboard the EHA Racing R6 Yamaha that he will compete on in the British Supersport championship.

Top speed and good stability are key at the North West and our new V4R is making over 245bhp on the dyno, and has a 3d-printed 7th gear in production to break the lairy slip streamers like Irwin, so all eyes will be on it's reliability around the North West 200 circuit, but compared to the Kawasaki's, it's like bringing a shotgun to a dog-fight
said a source with his finger on the pulse.
Alastair's receding hairline should make for improved aerodynamics and airflow thru the lid to keep his little hot head cooler this year and he weighs about the same as a 10yr old child, so while we've got the best gear in the paddock this year, we're always looking to save a couple of grams here and there and will be watching Seeley's lines very closely and hoping he doesn't get carried away.
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Old 7th March 2019, 11:10 AM
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Default Re: Seeley takes V4R Panigale to Irwin showdown at NW200

I can't stand seeley at all, but I think a good bet would be for him to win the british supersport championship and the Superbike race at the NW.
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Old 7th March 2019, 03:31 PM
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Default Re: Seeley takes V4R Panigale to Irwin showdown at NW200

Originally Posted by PJ

I can't stand seeley at all, but I think a good bet would be for him to win the british supersport championship and the Superbike race at the NW.
Unfortunately i have to agree with ya if realiablity is as good as what the rest of the new bike looks
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