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Alastair Seeley after his third victory in the Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200. Ian Hutchinson 2nd and Michael Rutter 3rd - Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

Alastair Seeley after his third victory in the Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200. Ian Hutchinson 2nd and Michael Rutter 3rd - Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

Pictured: The Anchor Bar Superbike race winner, Alastair Seeley along with runner up Michael Rutter and third place, Lee Johnston. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Pictured: The Anchor Bar Superbike race winner, Alastair Seeley along with runner up Michael Rutter and third place, Lee Johnston. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

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Saturday's Supersport Race: Race winner, Alastair Seeley with runner up William Dunlop, and third place, Michael Dunlop. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Saturday's Supersport Race: Race winner, Alastair Seeley with runner up William Dunlop, and third place, Michael Dunlop. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

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PressEye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th May 2017

Vauxhall International North West 200
The BetMcLean.com Supersport Race

Pictured: BetMcLean.com Supersport race winner, Alastair Seeley.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th May 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 The BetMcLean.com Supersport Race Pictured: BetMcLean.com Supersport race winner, Alastair Seeley. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan / PressEye

Michael Rutter celebrates his race win with Dan Copper (2nd) and Martin Jessopp (3rd) the Supertwin race at the Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

Michael Rutter celebrates his race win with Dan Copper (2nd) and Martin Jessopp (3rd) the Supertwin race at the Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

Superbike Feature race winner Glenn Irwin. Rowland White / PressEye

Superbike Feature race winner Glenn Irwin. Rowland White / PressEye

Michael Rutter celebrates his race win with team boss Ryan Farquhar and the team in the Supertwin race at the Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

Michael Rutter celebrates his race win with team boss Ryan Farquhar and the team in the Supertwin race at the Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

Alastair Seeley is congratulated by Michael Rutter (2nd) winning in the Superbike race at todays Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

Alastair Seeley is congratulated by Michael Rutter (2nd) winning in the Superbike race at todays Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

Glenn Irwin leads Ian Hutchinson and  Alastair Seeley over Black Hill during Saturday's Vauxhall NW 200 Superbike Race  at the Vauxhall International 2017 North West 200 around the  8.9 mile Triangle course. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Glenn Irwin leads Ian Hutchinson and Alastair Seeley over Black Hill during Saturday's Vauxhall NW 200 Superbike Race at the Vauxhall International 2017 North West 200 around the 8.9 mile Triangle course. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Big burn-out by winner Glenn Irwin after the superbike feature race. Rowland White / PressEye

Big burn-out by winner Glenn Irwin after the superbike feature race. Rowland White / PressEye

Alastair Seeley leads Ian  Hutchinson over Black Hill during Saturday's CP Hire Superstock Race  at the Vauxhall International 2017 North West 200 around the  8.9 mile Triangle course.
Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Alastair Seeley leads Ian Hutchinson over Black Hill during Saturday's CP Hire Superstock Race at the Vauxhall International 2017 North West 200 around the 8.9 mile Triangle course. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles Kawasaki) ahead of Michael Rutter (KMR Kawasaki) and Daniel Cooper (D Cooper Motorsport/KW Electrical Kawasaki) during the Supertwins race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles Kawasaki) ahead of Michael Rutter (KMR Kawasaki) and Daniel Cooper (D Cooper Motorsport/KW Electrical Kawasaki) during the Supertwins race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Superbike race: James Hillier (JG Speedfit Kawasaki Kawasaki) ahead of Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW BMW) during today's Superbike race at the North West 200.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Superbike race: James Hillier (JG Speedfit Kawasaki Kawasaki) ahead of Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW BMW) during today's Superbike race at the North West 200. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Alastair Seeley TYCO BMW S1000RR cuts tracks through the wet track during the sighting lap  over Black Hill during Saturday's Anchor Bar Superbike Race at the Vauxhall International 2017 North West 200 around the  8.9 mile Triangle course.
Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Alastair Seeley TYCO BMW S1000RR cuts tracks through the wet track during the sighting lap over Black Hill during Saturday's Anchor Bar Superbike Race at the Vauxhall International 2017 North West 200 around the 8.9 mile Triangle course. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

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Alastair Seeley (Gearlink Kawasaki) during today's Supersport race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 13-5-17 North West 200 - Supersport race Alastair Seeley (Gearlink Kawasaki) during today's Supersport race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Guy Martin (Wilson Craig Honda) during today's Supersport race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 13-5-17 North West 200 - Supersport race Guy Martin (Wilson Craig Honda) during today's Supersport race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Sam West ( Kawasaki) during today's Supersport race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 13-5-17 North West 200 - Supersport race Sam West ( Kawasaki) during today's Supersport race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Guy Martin (Wilson Craig Honda) during today's Supersport race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 13-5-17 North West 200 - Supersport race Guy Martin (Wilson Craig Honda) during today's Supersport race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Michael Dunlop takes the lead in the Supersport race at todays Vauxhall International North West 200.
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 13/05/2016 Michael Dunlop takes the lead in the Supersport race at todays Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

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Alastair Seeley celebrates winning the Supersport race at todays Vauxhall International North West 200 with girlfriend Danni.
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 13/05/2016 Alastair Seeley celebrates winning the Supersport race at todays Vauxhall International North West 200 with girlfriend Danni. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

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Alastair Seeley leads in the Supersport race at todays Vauxhall International North West 200.
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 13/05/2016 Alastair Seeley leads in the Supersport race at todays Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 13th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

William Dunlop EC/Caffrey Yamaha R6 leads Alastair Seeley Gear Link Kawasaki   over Black Hill during Saturday's Bet McLean .Com Supersport Race  at the Vauxhall International 2017 North West 200 around the  8.9 mile Triangle course.
Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 13th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye William Dunlop EC/Caffrey Yamaha R6 leads Alastair Seeley Gear Link Kawasaki over Black Hill during Saturday's Bet McLean .Com Supersport Race at the Vauxhall International 2017 North West 200 around the 8.9 mile Triangle course. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

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Alastair Seeley Gear Link Kawasaki leads Martin Jessopp Riders Motorcycles Triumph over Black Hill during Saturday's Bet McLean .Com Supersport Race  at the Vauxhall International 2017 North West 200 around the  8.9 mile Triangle course.
Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 13th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Alastair Seeley Gear Link Kawasaki leads Martin Jessopp Riders Motorcycles Triumph over Black Hill during Saturday's Bet McLean .Com Supersport Race at the Vauxhall International 2017 North West 200 around the 8.9 mile Triangle course. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 13th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

William Dunlop EC/Caffrey Yamaha R6 leads Alastair Seeley Gear Link Kawasaki    over Black Hill during Saturday's Bet McLean .Com Supersport Race  at the Vauxhall International 2017 North West 200 around the  8.9 mile Triangle course.
Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 13th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye William Dunlop EC/Caffrey Yamaha R6 leads Alastair Seeley Gear Link Kawasaki over Black Hill during Saturday's Bet McLean .Com Supersport Race at the Vauxhall International 2017 North West 200 around the 8.9 mile Triangle course. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Superstock race winner Alastair Seeley. Picture by Desmond Loughery / Press Eye

Superstock race winner Alastair Seeley. Picture by Desmond Loughery / Press Eye

Superstock race: Race winner Alastair Seeley along with fiancee Dani. Photo: Desmond Loughery / Press Eye.

Superstock race: Race winner Alastair Seeley along with fiancee Dani. Photo: Desmond Loughery / Press Eye.

PressEye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th May 2017

Vauxhall International North West 200
Thursday Race

Pictured: Superstock race winner Alastair Seeley.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th May 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 Thursday Race Pictured: Superstock race winner Alastair Seeley. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

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Alastair Seeley celebrates victory in the Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening. 
This is Seeley's 28th Podium and The Was teams 25 win at the North West 200
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/05/2017 Alastair Seeley celebrates victory in the Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening. This is Seeley's 28th Podium and The Was teams 25 win at the North West 200 Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

The Supertwin race winner Martin Jessopp along with runner up Michael Rutter and third place Ivan Lintin. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

The Supertwin race winner Martin Jessopp along with runner up Michael Rutter and third place Ivan Lintin. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

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Mandatory Credit: Rowland White / PressEye
North West 200: Thursday Race Evening
Race: SUPERTWIN
Date: 11th May 2017
Caption: Martin Jessopp

Mandatory Credit: Rowland White / PressEye North West 200: Thursday Race Evening Race: SUPERTWIN Date: 11th May 2017 Caption: Martin Jessopp

PressEye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th May 2017

Vauxhall International North West 200
Thursday Race

Pictured: The Supertwin race winner Martin Jessopp.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th May 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200 Thursday Race Pictured: The Supertwin race winner Martin Jessopp. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

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Derek Shiels (Cookstown Burrows Engineering Racing Kawasaki) during today's Supertwin race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 28-4-17 North West 200 - Supertwin race Derek Shiels (Cookstown Burrows Engineering Racing Kawasaki) during today's Supertwin race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Paul Jordan ( Kawasaki) and Marty Lennon ( Kawasaki) during today's Supertwin race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 28-4-17 North West 200 - Supertwin race Paul Jordan ( Kawasaki) and Marty Lennon ( Kawasaki) during today's Supertwin race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles Kawasaki) leads during today's Supertwin race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 28-4-17 North West 200 - Supertwin race Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles Kawasaki) leads during today's Supertwin race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Michael Rutter heads towards Coleraine during today's Supertwin race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 28-4-17 North West 200 - Supertwin race Michael Rutter heads towards Coleraine during today's Supertwin race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Matt Sadowski ( Kawasaki) during today's Supertwin race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 28-4-17 North West 200 - Supertwin race Matt Sadowski ( Kawasaki) during today's Supertwin race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Martin Jessopp celebrates his 2nd win of the evening taking the Supertwin race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening. Michael Rutter 2nd and Ivan Lintin 3rd
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/05/2017 Martin Jessopp celebrates his 2nd win of the evening taking the Supertwin race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening. Michael Rutter 2nd and Ivan Lintin 3rd Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

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Martin Jessopp celebrates his 2nd win of the evening taking the Supertwin race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening. Michael Rutter 2nd and Ivan Lintin 3rd
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/05/2017 Martin Jessopp celebrates his 2nd win of the evening taking the Supertwin race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening. Michael Rutter 2nd and Ivan Lintin 3rd Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 - Picture by Desmond Loughery / Press Eye.

Vauxhall International North West 200.

Super stock race.

Race winner Alastair Seeley along with fiancee Dani

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 - Picture by Desmond Loughery / Press Eye. Vauxhall International North West 200. Super stock race. Race winner Alastair Seeley along with fiancee Dani

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Alastair Seeley celebrates victory in the Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening. 2nd Lee Johnston, 3rd Dean Harrison.
This is Seeleys 28th Podium and The Was teams 25 win at the North West 200
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/05/2017 Alastair Seeley celebrates victory in the Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening. 2nd Lee Johnston, 3rd Dean Harrison. This is Seeleys 28th Podium and The Was teams 25 win at the North West 200 Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  11/05/2017
Alastair Seeley celebrates victory in the Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening. 
This is Seeley's 28th Podium and The Was teams 25 win at the North West 200
He is welcomed into the winners enclosure by team mechanics and family
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/05/2017 Alastair Seeley celebrates victory in the Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening. This is Seeley's 28th Podium and The Was teams 25 win at the North West 200 He is welcomed into the winners enclosure by team mechanics and family Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  11/05/2017
Alastair Seeley celebrates victory in the Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening. 2nd Lee Johnston, 3rd Dean Harrison.
This is Seeleys 28th Podium and The Was teams 25 win at the North West 200
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/05/2017 Alastair Seeley celebrates victory in the Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening. 2nd Lee Johnston, 3rd Dean Harrison. This is Seeleys 28th Podium and The Was teams 25 win at the North West 200 Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

 Alastair Seeley TYCO BMW     over black Hill during Thursday night's Bayview Hotel Superstock Race  at the Vauxhall International 2017 North West 200 around the Triangle circuit.
Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Alastair Seeley TYCO BMW over black Hill during Thursday night's Bayview Hotel Superstock Race at the Vauxhall International 2017 North West 200 around the Triangle circuit. Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Mandatory Credit: Rowland White / PressEye
North West 200: Thursday Race Evening
Race: SUPERSTOCK
Date: 11th May 2017
Caption: Alastair Seeley opening up

Mandatory Credit: Rowland White / PressEye North West 200: Thursday Race Evening Race: SUPERSTOCK Date: 11th May 2017 Caption: Alastair Seeley opening up

Supersport race winner Martin Jessopp. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Supersport race winner Martin Jessopp. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan / PressEye

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Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcyles Triumph) leads during today's Supersport race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 28-4-17 North West 200 - Supersport race Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcyles Triumph) leads during today's Supersport race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Martin Jessopp celebrates victory with his team mates during the Supersport race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening.
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/05/2017 Martin Jessopp celebrates victory with his team mates during the Supersport race at the Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday evening. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

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Close racing during today's Supersport race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 28-4-17 North West 200 - Supersport race Close racing during today's Supersport race at the North West 200 in Co Londonderry. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Alastair Seeley after his third victory in the Superstock race at the Vauxhall International North West 200. Ian Hutchinson 2nd and Michael Rutter 3rd - Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

What an opening race at the Vauxhall North West 200 — a seven man freight train of Supersport machines using every inch of the road with Martin Jessopp taking his first ever North West victory after six hectic laps.

At the end of the first lap Ian Hutchinson — on a brand new TTC Yamaha that he hadn’t seen until Tuesday morning — led Yeovil’s Jessopp, Michael Dunlop, Alastair Seeley, Dean Harrison, Lee Johnston, William Dunlop and James Hillier, two seconds separating them as they flashed through the finish area.

Hot favourite Seeley was forced to retire into the pits at the end of lap two with an electrical problem, the Gearlink Kawasaki rider saying: “I started to lose power on lap two and the bike started cutting out and I just nursed it in as it’s not safe to ride in a close group with the bike cutting out.”

Jessopp, with the fastest lap to date of 114.548mph, led lap two from Hutchinson, Harrison and Johnston before Hutchy hit back to lead at half distance from Harrison, Jessopp, Johnston, William Dunlop and Michael Dunlop with James Cowton in ninth position at 114.917mph.

Jessopp made a break at the front on lap four with a lap of 115.551mph, with Hillier jumping from sixth to second, Hutchy third and Harrison fourth, with eight riders still in with a chance.

Onto the last lap and Jessopp was 1.128secs ahead of Hutchy, Hillier, Harrison, Johnston and the Dunlops, William ahead.

At the chequered flag Jessopp held off Hutchy by 0.772secs to take his first North West 200 win and international road race victory.

Hillier was 0.457secs behind Hutchinson with Harrison setting the fastest lap of the race at 116.423mph, Johnston fifth, William Dunlop sixth and Michael seventh.

Guy Martin, in his North West 200 comeback on Wilson Craig’s Honda, was a disappointing 23rd.

An overwhelmed Jessopp said: “I’m lost for words.

“We are a family team, no big sponsors and this is great for the boys that are over with me, even more of a shock given I haven’t ridden this bike since the TT last year.”

Hutchy was happy with second, commenting: “I could not stay in the slipstream on the first half of the lap, but catching them in the second half.

“It’s an okay result given I didn’t see the bike until Tuesday morning.”

 

NW200 results

HEL Performance Supersport Race: 1st M. Jessopp avg speed 114.974mph, 2nd I. Hutchinson 114.921, 3rd J. Hillier 114.890, 4th D. Harrison 114.874, 5th L. Johnston 114.849, 6th W. Dunlop 114.749. Fastest Lap: Harrison – 4m 37.368s – 116.423mph

Bayview Hotel Superstock Race: 1st A. Seeley avg speed 122.129mph, 2nd L. Johnston 121.162, 3rd D. Harrison 120.997, 4th I. Hutchinson 119.708, 5th M. Jessopp 119.693, 6th J. Hillier 118.453. Record Lap: Seeley - 4m 22.755s – 122.898mph

Vauxhall Supertwin Race: 1st M. Jessopp avg speed 109.683mph, 2nd M. Rutter 109.604, 3rd I. Lintin 108.246, 4th D. Cooper 108.020, 5th D. Sheils 106.699, 6th A. McLean 106.383. Record Lap: Jessopp – 4m 52.439s – 110.423mph

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