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Alastair Seeley celebrates after winning the opening Supersport race at the Vauxhall International North West 200. Second was James Hillier and third Lee Johnston.
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Alastair Seeley celebrates after winning the opening Supersport race at the Vauxhall International North West 200. Second was James Hillier and third Lee Johnston. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

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Alastair Seeley celebrates with his team after winning the super sport race during this evenings Supersport race in the Vauxhall International North West 200.
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/05/2018 North West 200 2018 Alastair Seeley celebrates with his team after winning the super sport race during this evenings Supersport race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

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Packed grandstands during this evenings Supersport race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. 
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/05/2018 North West 200 2018 Packed grandstands during this evenings Supersport race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

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Alastair Seeley (EHA Yamaha) leads into York Corner during the 3rd lap of today's  supersport race 1  at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 12-5-18 Vauxhall International North West 200 - supersport race 1 Alastair Seeley (EHA Yamaha) leads into York Corner during the 3rd lap of today's supersport race 1 at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Michael Dunlop ( Honda) during today's  supersport race 1  at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 12-5-18 Vauxhall International North West 200 - supersport race 1 Michael Dunlop ( Honda) during today's supersport race 1 at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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James Hillier (Quattro Plant JG Speed?t Kawasaki) and Michael Rutter (Bathams Racing BMW) during today's  superstock race 1  at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 12-5-18 Vauxhall International North West 200 - superstock race 1 James Hillier (Quattro Plant JG Speed?t Kawasaki) and Michael Rutter (Bathams Racing BMW) during today's superstock race 1 at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Peter Hickman (60) celebrates his first ever North West 200 winthis during this evenings Superstock race in the Vauxhall International North West 200.
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

North West 200 2018 Peter Hickman (60) celebrates his first ever North West 200 winthis during this evenings Superstock race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

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Peter Hickman (60) celebrates his first ever North West 200 winthis during this evenings Superstock race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. Alastair Seeley 2nd and Michael Dinlop 3rd
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

North West 200 2018 Peter Hickman (60) celebrates his first ever North West 200 winthis during this evenings Superstock race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. Alastair Seeley 2nd and Michael Dinlop 3rd Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

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Peter Hickman (60) celebrates his first ever North West 200 winthis during this evenings Superstock race in the Vauxhall International North West 200.
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

North West 200 2018 Peter Hickman (60) celebrates his first ever North West 200 winthis during this evenings Superstock race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

North West 200 2018
Peter Hickman (60) celebrates his first ever North West 200 winthis during this evenings Superstock race in the Vauxhall International North West 200.
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

North West 200 2018 Peter Hickman (60) celebrates his first ever North West 200 winthis during this evenings Superstock race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

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Martin Jessop tastes victory in the super twin race during this evenings Supertwin race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. Jeremy McWilliams 2nd and Joey Thompson 3rd
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/05/2018 North West 200 2018 Martin Jessop tastes victory in the super twin race during this evenings Supertwin race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. Jeremy McWilliams 2nd and Joey Thompson 3rd Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

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Joey Thompson the youngest rider in the field after his 3rd place with the eldest Jeremy McWilliams 2nd this evenings Supertwin race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. 
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/05/2018 North West 200 2018 Joey Thompson the youngest rider in the field after his 3rd place with the eldest Jeremy McWilliams 2nd this evenings Supertwin race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

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Martin Jessop tastes victory in the super twin race during this evenings Supertwin race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. Jeremy McWilliams 2nd and Joey Thompson 3rd
Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/05/2018 North West 200 2018 Martin Jessop tastes victory in the super twin race during this evenings Supertwin race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. Jeremy McWilliams 2nd and Joey Thompson 3rd Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

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Jeremy McWilliams gets a kiss from wife Jill during this evenings Supertwin race in the Vauxhall International North West 200.
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/05/2018 North West 200 2018 Jeremy McWilliams gets a kiss from wife Jill during this evenings Supertwin race in the Vauxhall International North West 200. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

Lee Johnston on the grid at the 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.
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Lee Johnston on the grid at the 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Hundreds of bikers arrive in Northern Ireland by ferry for the North West 200

Hundreds of bikers arrive in Northern Ireland by ferry for the North West 200

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Vauxhall International North West 200 -  superbike practice session
James Hillier (Quattro Plant JG Speed?t Kawasaki) during today's  superbike practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 12-5-18 Vauxhall International North West 200 - superbike practice session James Hillier (Quattro Plant JG Speed?t Kawasaki) during today's superbike practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Vauxhall International North West 200 -  superbike practice session
Alastair Seeley (TYCO BMW) during today's  superbike practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 12-5-18 Vauxhall International North West 200 - superbike practice session Alastair Seeley (TYCO BMW) during today's superbike practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Ian Hutchinson (Honda Racing Honda) during today's  superbike practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 12-5-18 Vauxhall International North West 200 - superbike practice session Ian Hutchinson (Honda Racing Honda) during today's superbike practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Glenn Irwin (Bewiser Ducati) during today's  superbike practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 12-5-18 Vauxhall International North West 200 - superbike practice session Glenn Irwin (Bewiser Ducati) during today's superbike practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Glenn Irwin (PBM/Be Wiser Ducati) on his way to pole position for Saturday's Superbike races at the 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 practice on Thursday.
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Glenn Irwin (PBM/Be Wiser Ducati) on his way to pole position for Saturday's Superbike races at the 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 practice on Thursday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

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Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Racing Kawasaki) during today's  superbike practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 12-5-18 Vauxhall International North West 200 - superbike practice session Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Racing Kawasaki) during today's superbike practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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William Dunlop (Temple Racing Yamaha) ahead of Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles BMW) during today's  superbike practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

William Dunlop (Temple Racing Yamaha) ahead of Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles BMW) during today's superbike practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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KMR Kawasaki's Jeremy McWilliams gets his lap times from his wife Jill,  on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.
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KMR Kawasaki's Jeremy McWilliams gets his lap times from his wife Jill, on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

NW200 officials on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.
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NW200 officials on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Former race winner, Phillip McCallen hard at work for the BBC during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.
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Former race winner, Phillip McCallen hard at work for the BBC during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Robert Dunlop's mechanic, Liam Beckett was amongst the crowd as several thousand bikers turned out on the North coast tonight to mark the tenth anniversary of the Ballymoney road racer's death.

Robert Dunlop's mechanic, Liam Beckett was amongst the crowd as several thousand bikers turned out on the North coast tonight to mark the tenth anniversary of the Ballymoney road racer's death.

KMR Kawasaki's Jeremy McWilliams chats with team boss Ryan Farquhar on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.

KMR Kawasaki's Jeremy McWilliams chats with team boss Ryan Farquhar on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.

Derek McGee and Jeremy McWilliams give each other the thumbs up on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.
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Derek McGee and Jeremy McWilliams give each other the thumbs up on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

John McGuinness on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.
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John McGuinness on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2018: Ryan Farquhar on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.
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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2018: Ryan Farquhar on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2018: James Cowton on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.
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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2018: James Cowton on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2018: Joey Thompson during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.
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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2018: Joey Thompson during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2018: Michael Rutter and Dean Harrison on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.
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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2018: Michael Rutter and Dean Harrison on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

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Michael Dunlop ( Honda) during today's  supersport practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 12-5-18 Vauxhall International North West 200 - supersport practice session Michael Dunlop ( Honda) during today's supersport practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) during today's  superstock practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 12-5-18 Vauxhall International North West 200 - superstock practice session Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) during today's superstock practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2018: Dan Kneen on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.
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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2018: Dan Kneen on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2018: Michael Rutter on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.
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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2018: Michael Rutter on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2018: Jeremy McWilliams on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday.
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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 17/5/2018: Jeremy McWilliams on the grid during the second 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 on Thursday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

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Big crowd at York Corner during today's  supertwins practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Belfast 12-5-18 Vauxhall International North West 200 - supertwins practice session Big crowd at York Corner during today's supertwins practice session at the Vauxhall International North West 200 in Portrush. Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

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Alastair Seeley celebrates after winning the opening Supersport race at the Vauxhall International North West 200. Second was James Hillier and third Lee Johnston. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

We're all set for the main day of racing at the North West 200.

We'll keep you fully up to date tomorrow via our live blog. Until then, here are all the practice times and the racing schedule.

For Thursday's race results, follow the link below:

Practice times

Superbike practice: 1. Glenn Irwin Ducati 122.454mph; 2. Dean Harrison Kawasaki 122.423; 3. Michael Dunlop BMW 122.410; 4. Alastair Seeley BMW 122.077; 5. Michael Rutter BMW 122.049; 6. Martin Jessopp BMW 121.558.

Supertwins: 1. Martin Jessopp Kawasaki 108.897mph; 2. Adam McLean Kawasaki 108.883; 3. James Cowton Kawasaki 108.466; 4. Joey Thompson Paton 107.936; 5. Derek McGee Kawasaki 107.519; 6. Jeremy McWilliams Kawasaki 107.308.

Superstock practice: 1. Alastair Seeley BMW 121.37mph; 2. Dean Harrison Kawasaki 120.43; 3. Michael Dunlop BMW 120.40; 4. Michael Rutter BMW 120.022; 5. Dan Kneen BMW 119.758; 6. Peter Hickman BMW  119.49.

Supersport practice: 1. Alastair Seeley BMW 116.96; 2. Martin Jessopp Kawasaki 117.78; 3. Dean Harrison Kawasaki 115.685; 4. Michael Dunlop Honda 115.667; 5. Lee Johnston Honda 115.651; 6. William Dunlop Yamaha 115.224

Highlights and atmosphere from the first race day at the 2018 NW200 in Portstewart.

Racing schedule: May 19

9:15am to 7pm: Roads closed for racing

Race 1: Supersport Race 1 - 6 laps

Race 2: Superbike Race 1 - 7 laps

Race 3: Supertwin Race 1 - 4 laps

Race 4: Superstock Race 2 - 6 laps

Race 5: NW200 Superbike Race 2 - 7 laps

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