North West 200: Seeley sweeps Supersport double

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ALASTAIR Seeley boosted his win tally and record count at the North West 200 with a dominant victory in this morning’s Supersport scrap.

Today’s win marked the Wee Wizard’s 23rd at the Triangle Circuit, as he powered ahead of James Hillier and Lee Johnston to win by nearly six seconds.

The EHA Racing Yamaha man got the best start and nabbed the early lead from pole position, but Bradford man Dean Harrison soon powered to the front on the Silicone Engineering ZX6R.

JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s James Hillier and Padgett’s Honda man Lee Johnston poked his head through into the lead, but was overtaken moments later by the Wee Wizard as the Northern Irishman settled into first.

From there, Seeley put his head down and extended a gap of 5.561s with a new lap record of 4:33.864s to take his 12th Supersport win as Hillier and Johnston bagged the other podium positions in second and third

Harrison and Michael Dunlop completed the top five just 0.267s and 0.345s off the rostrum, respectively.

“It was a bit like Thursday night’s race,” Seeley said, “I knew the boys were there, James’s bike was really fast in a straight line and I thought he might have the speed to pull away.

“I had a look on the coast road and just dropped the hammer. I’m delighted for EHA Racing, they gave me a package and I delivered.”

*Click here for full results from the 2018 North West 200

*Image: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

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