Seeley wins close fought Supersport race to edge closer to Robert Dunlop’s record

Alistair Seeley took his 14th victory at the North West 200 with a win in the second Supersport race.

Once again it was a close fought affair between Seeley, Glenn Irwin, and Lee Johnston. The trio exchanged the race lead throughout the race but eventually it was Seeley who led when it mattered.

Both Irwin and Johnston overshot chicanes and Johnston’s proved costly as he lost out the opportunity to win by out-braking himself at the penultimate corner. He was given a ten second penalty for failing to stop at the Juniper Hill chicane after running wide but he had enough of a gap to William Dunlop to keep third place. Dunlop finished in fourth place and revealed after the race that he had a problem with first gear. Keith Amor was a distant fifth place ahead of Dean Harrison, John McGuinness and James Hillier. Newcomer Ben Wilson was an impressive ninth place from the second group while Michael Rutter rounded out the top ten.

There were a number of retirements from the race including Dan Kneen, Conor Cummins, Davy Morgan, Jamie Hamilton, Bruce Anstey and Michael Dunlop.


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