Bruce Anstey’s North West 200 podium run comes to an end

Bruce Anstey’s unique podium record has come to an end following this year’s North West 200.

Making his debut in 2002 and winning a race, Anstey has stood on the podium at every North West 200 since then. He has corresponding records at the Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix which are still ongoing but his North West streak has come to an end.

The Kiwi was running in a podium position in Saturday’s Superbike race but he came off his bike at Church, thankfully without injury. During that race he was also clocked at 209mph through the speedtrap – a record speed. He certainly looked like he would be on for a podium but when the second Superstock and feature Superbike race were cancelled he lost out the opportunity.

Bruce Anstey’s North West 200 record

  • 2002: Winner in Production class
  • 2003: Third in Supersport Race 2
  • 2004: Winner in Supersport Race 1; Winner in Production class
  • 2005: Third in Supersport Race 1; Second in Superstock; Winner in North West 200 Feature Race
  • 2006: Third in Supersport Race 1; Winner in Supersport Race 2; Winner in Superstock Race; Second in Superbike Race 1
  • 2007: Winner in Supersport Race 1; Winner in Supersport Race 2; Winner in Superstock Race; Second in Superbike Race 1
  • 2008: Second in Superstock Race
  • 2009: Second in Supersport Race; Second in Superbike Race
  • 2010: Third in Supersport Race 2
  • 2011: Third in Supersport Race
  • 2012: Second in Supersport Race
  • 2013: Second in Superstock Race; Second in Supersport Race
  • 2014: Winner in Supersport Race
  • 2015: Third in Superbike Race

He was even on the podium when just one race ran in 2011 due to a number of factors. It was by far my favourite record on the roads and I hope he can go on to the TT and Ulster Grand Prix and extend his records there!

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