Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 14 May 2015
Alastair Seeley stormed to an impressive hat-trick of pole positions in qualifying for this year’s North West 200 races, taking the top spot in the Superbike, Supersport and Superstock classes this afternoon.
The Tyco BMW man first took pole in the Superstock class ahead of Michael Dunlop on the new Yamaha R1, with Lee Johnston rounding out the top three.
Martin Jessopp impressed on the Riders BMW in fourth ahead of Horst Saiger and Dean Harrison. Guy Martin was eighth with Michael Rutter and Bruce Anstey rounding out the top ten.
The Red flags came out in the supersport session as William Dunlop took a tumble from his R6, the Ballymoney rider was reported to be OK but sat out the rest of the day’s practice with a question mark over his race fitness.
Seeley again stormed to pole, riding a Tyco-backed Suzuki GSX-R600 ahead of Honda-man Bruce Anstey and the fallen William Dunlop. Newcomer Glenn Irwin qualified fourth ahead of John McGuinness and Gary Johnson. Michael Dunlop was seventh.
The Carrickfergus man then went on to take his third pole of the day, beating Lee Johnston and John McGuinness to the top spot by a whopping 2.479 seconds.
The first races are set to get underway shortly after 17:15 this evening, with the Supersport class getting away ahead of the Supertwin class and Superstocks.