Jeremy McWilliams got the better of team boss Ryan Farquhar in the second Supertwins race at the 2015 North West 200.
On Thursday evening Farquhar beat McWilliams but the tables were turned on Saturday. The KMR Kawasaki duo were joined in an intense battle by Jamie Hamilton, who took third place on Thursday following a time penalty for Martin Jessopp. Hamilton also had a turn of leading Saturday’s Supertwin race but admitted afterwards he had got too hot into one of the chicanes and so lost time, dropping off the back of the leading pair.
McWilliams crossed the line just four tenths clear of Farquhar with Hamilton finishing 11 seconds later. Christian Elkin – who stayed with the top three in the opening couple of laps – dropped back to finish 30 seconds off the leader in fourth place with Jamie Coward fifth and Michael Russell sixth from the second group. Local rider Ian Morrell ended up seventh ahead of Maria Costello, David Madsen-Mygdal and Graham English, with the latter three coming from the second group.
It was McWilliams second victory at the Triangle Circuit having previously won the Supertwins class at the 2013 meeting. “I never thought on the wrong side of 50, I’d be sitting on the top step of the podium at the North West 200,” he said following the race.
It was a much depleted grid for the second Supertwin race after 29 riders started the Thursday race, there were just 17 riders for the second race.