Alistair Seeley tops Tuesday Supersport and Superbike sessions

Alistair Seeley was the man to beat in the Tuesday Supersport and Superbike practice sessions at this year’s North West 200.

The record wins holder put his Gearlink Kawasaki on the top of the time sheets with his third lap in the Supersport class, beating Dean Harrison by 1.495 seconds. Lee Johnston was third fastest ahead of Martin Jessopp, John McGuinness, and Michael Dunlop. James Hillier, Bruce Anstey, Michael Sweeney, and Horst Saiger rounded out the top ten.

The session had been red flagged and restarted following an accident involving Chris Dixon who was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital with leg fractures.

  1. Alistair Seeley – 4:41.480
  2. Dean Harrison – 4:42.975 – +1.495
  3. Lee Johnston – 4:43.968 – +2.488
  4. Martin Jessopp – 4:45.063 – +4.583
  5. John McGuinness – 4:45.893 – +4.413
  6. Michael Dunlop – 4:47.344 – +5.864
  7. James Hillier – 4:47.899 – +6.419
  8. Bruce Anstey – 4:48.529 – +7.049
  9. Michael Sweeney – 4:49.452 – +7.972
  10. Horst Saiger – 4:49.908 – +8.428

Seeley backed his Supersport pace up with the fastest time in the Superbike practice as well. His best effort of 4:25.100 was 1.5 seconds faster than Michael Rutter with M Dunlop third fastest.

Ian Hutchinson was fourth fastest on the Tyco BMW while Glenn Irwin was fifth on his return to the Triangle circuit. Jessopp set the sixth fastest time of the session with McGuinness and Johnston seventh and eighth fastest respectively. Peter Hickman and Harrison were the ninth and tenth fastest riders in the session.

  1. Alistair Seeley – 4:25.100
  2. Michael Rutter – 4:26.670 – +1.570
  3. Michael Dunlop – 4:27.639 – +2.539
  4. Ian Hutchinson – 4:29.782 – +4.682
  5. Glenn Irwin – 4:30.030 – +4.930
  6. Martin Jessopp – 4:31.272 – +6.172
  7. John McGuinness – 4:32.280 – +7.180
  8. Lee Johnston – 4:32.477 – +7.377
  9. Peter Hickman – 4:33.815 – +8.715
  10. Dean Harrison – 4:34.657 – +9.557

Full Superbike Practice Results

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