Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 13 July 2014

Super start for Michael Dunlop

Michael Dunlop will start from pole position in the supersport class and second in the 250cc race, the class he won on that emotionally charged day last year.

Michael’s older brother William starts the 125cc race tomorrow also from second position 1.2secs behind pole man Davy Lemon.

Final practice for tomorrow’s Kennedy Group International North West 200 was abandoned with one session left after heavy rain hit the course leaving the track in a treacherous condition with the light fading fast.

Rain had started to fall through the first practice session for tomorrow’s races meaning lap speeds were nowhere near those achieved on Tuesday, leaving Kiwi Bruce Anstey on pole position for both superbike races.

The Relentless Suzuki TAS rider is 1.4secs faster than HM Plant Honda rider John McGuinness with Alastair Seeley slotting into third place although it is unclear yet if the Carrickfergus rider will ride in both superbike races as Relentless team boss explains: “Alastair was only to ride in the superstock class for us, but his time on the superstock bike is good enough for the front row of the superbike race.”

The ‘Flying Kiwi’ is also fourth in the supersport class and third in what is an all Relentless TAS superstock front row with Seeley in pole, Cameron Donald second and Anstey third.

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