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Here's who I'm tipping to win on North West 200 race day, reveals Jonathan Rea

By Gareth Hanna

Jonathan Rea knows a thing or two about bikes - so who does he think will win at the North West 200?

The three-time World Superbike champion equalled Carl Fogarty's all time wins record last time out and is preparing to take the outright lead in the standings during the next meeting at Donington.

But today, it's time to relax and enjoy the North West 200, where he will ride a parade lap on a Kawasaki ZX10RR.

When the day's main racing kicks off, who does Jonathan think will come out on top?

"You could be cliche and say anyone can win," he told BBC, "but to be honest, if I had to do some bets today, I'm going for Glenn Irwin in the Superbike races, it's hard to see past Alastair Seeley in Supersport and in Superstock Peter Hickman

"That's me pulling names out of the sky with a bit of knowledge but I don't think I'll be too far wrong.

"I actually did a pre-lap with my dad which was pretty special in 2004. I'm excited to wave to the fans who give me so much support.

"Since I won the first Championship, the amount of travelling support I see is pretty special. I enjoy every opportunity I have to thank the fans."

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