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Alastair Seeley’s 20-20 vision as he aims for record tally

By Paul Lindsay

Carrickfergus rider Alastair Seeley is aiming to enhance his legendary North West 200 status by taking his record breaking tally of wins to at least 20.

And the new King of the Coast Road knows there is a chance he could reach that staggering tally at the Triangle circuit today.

Seeley claimed his 16th victory in Thursday night’s Supersport race to surpass the late great Robert Dunlop’s total of 15. He is fiercely determined to crown a historic week with further successes.

With five rides today, if everything goes perfectly, he would equal Phillip ‘Supermac’ McCallen’s record of five victories in a day which has stood the test of time since 1992.

Riding for Gearlink Kawasaki and the RAF BMW teams, Seeley said of that particular test: “Five is a possibility but a big ask here at the North West. With the strength in depth and the quality of the field I wouldn’t disrespect my rivals and say I will win five races.  

“I will take it one race at a time as I always do here and we will see what happens, but rest assured I’ll be doing my best to win races on Saturday.

“I never dreamed when I was at the North West watching with my mates that I would even race here, let alone be the new record holder. I’d like to have at least 20 wins, then leave it to the young riders to catch up.”

Michael Dunlop, son of Robert, and Ian Hutchinson will be among those out to make sure ‘Wee Wizard’ Seeley does not have it all his own way.

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