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Seeley has joined Dunlops in the pantheon of legends

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Published 13/05/2016

The achievement of Alastair Seeley in setting a new record number of wins at the North West 200 road races is a remarkable one
The achievement of Alastair Seeley in setting a new record number of wins at the North West 200 road races is a remarkable one

The achievement of Alastair Seeley in setting a new record number of wins at the North West 200 road races is a remarkable one. It demonstrates the skill and determination of the Carrick rider on an unforgiving course where the previous record holder Robert Dunlop lost his life.

The dangers of his chosen sport were demonstrated again last night when three riders were injured in crashes. However, Seeley is determined to push towards a goal of 20 wins before retiring. For the Dunlop family, who saw brothers Robert and Joey die in races, they have the consolation of knowing they will be forever associated with the North West, no matter how many new heroes emerge.

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