Alastair Seeley and EHA Racing made it a Supersport class double at the International North West 200, with yet another stunning performance earlier today. Today’s race win being backed up by a new class lap record on his EHA Racing YZF-R6 [117.913mph / 4min 33.864sec].
Starting from pole position, Seeley again took control from the word go, and while his rivals had spells at the front periodically, the EHA man worked his way methocically through a game-plan, that saw him storm to a comfortable 5.5-second win after breaking clear in the last 11 miles of pure road racing.
The result completed a perfect North West 200 for Seeley and the EHA Racing team, converting a pole position into two wins [one on Thursday and one today], two fastest laps and a new class lap record.
Speaking afterward, the Carrickfergus ace, who also picked up the Man of the Meeting award, said: “From the very first day that I spoke to the team about coming to the North West 200 with EHA Racing it has gone to plan: the Castle Combe test was a perfect start and the Kirkistown test just last week saw us well under the lap record.
That allowed me to come here in a great frame of mind, as I knew the package was perfect for the job. The plan today was similar to Thursday night where I settled in, in the early laps, assessed the pace and who was going to be challenging, then pulled the pin. I’m delighted to increase my Supersport win record to 12 and overall we now have 24 wins, coming in eleven consecutive seasons at the NW200.
I love riding Supersport machinery and I was pretty excited to be getting to ride Yamaha’s new YZF-R6, and in EHA Racing trim we again proved today how good the package really is. I actually quite think I suit turquoise and would love to ride the bike again for Edward and Gail and the boys. Let’s see what happens.
Thanks to the whole EHA Racing team for such a big effort and also to my team behind the scenes, who keep me going through a busy schedule here at the North West 200. I’d really like to come back and keep on winning at the North West 200, as I love the event and I feel I have plenty of more wins in me. Let’s hope that’s with this team as they are a great bunch of people.”
Gail Allingham, Team Manager, said: “What Alastair and the whole team has achieved this week is like a dream come true for us at EHA Racing. To come and take the win on Thursday night had us on cloud nine, but to take both Supersport wins and a new class lap record; not forgetting we started on pole position, completed a perfect week in fabulous sunshine at the North West, is hard to put into words.
We really couldn’t have done this without our whole team and additional support from family and friends. Event Director Mervyn Whyte and his team helped us tremendously throughout, so full credit to them for a fabulous event, which we are all very proud of attending.
Last but certainly not least are our sponsors, who have really come out in force to lend their support trackside this week; many of whom we’ve been able to share the success with, which is very important to us. The fans have really embraced us as a team, both on track and in the paddock, and we have certainly gained a few more ‘Team Turquoise’ supporters behind the hedgerows this week.”
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