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Videos of the First Qualifying at the North West 200 2017

The urban circuit of Coleraine hosted last Tuesday the first qualifying session of the North West 200 2017, a day marked by an excellent spring time that made things easier for the riders of the four categories that form this first great event in Roas’ calendar Races: Superbike, Superstock, Supersport and Supertwin.

The man of the day was Alastair Seeley, dominating the Superbike qualifying to the controls of the S1000RR of the Tyco BMW. After completing a total of five laps to the urban circuit of 14.4 km. Of the North West. Seeley made the fastest time of the day with a time of 4 minutes and 25 seconds, followed by Michael Rutter (BMW – Bathams / SMT Racing) to 1.5 seconds.

Michael Dunlop made his debut at the controls of the new GSX-R 1000R of the Bennetts Suzuki, finishing third in Superbike, 2.5 seconds of Seeley, followed by Ian Hutchinson (BMW – Tyco BMW Motorrad) to 4.6 seconds and debutant Glenn Irwin Ducati – Be Wiser Ducati Racing) to 4.9 seconds.

In addition to leading Superbikes, Seeley was also responsible for leading the first Qualifying Supersport with the Geawink Team Kawasaki Ninja, with a best lap of 4 minutes and 41 seconds, followed by Dean Harrison (+1.495) and Lee Johnston (+ 2.488).

In Superstock, the leader of the first qualifying was Michael Rutter with the BMW of Bathams SMT Racing, with a better record of 4 minutes and 24 seconds, with Seeley second (+0.141) and Lee Johnston third (+0.539). At Supertwin, Jessop made it today with the best time of Tuesday (4 minutes 56 seconds).

Here are the videos that summarize the qualifying of each category

SUPERBIKE

#NW200 Superbike practice – Tuesday

#NW200 Superbike practice – Tuesday Seeley tops Superbike practice sessionWatch highlights as Alistair Seeley is fastest in Tuesday's opening Superbike practice session at the North West 200.Riding his Tyco BMW, the Carrickfergus rider's time of 121.81 put him ahead of Michael Rutter (121.09) in second and Michael Dunlop in third (120.65).Ian Hutchinson, Glenn Irwin and Martin Jessopp make up the top six ahead of Thursday practice.

Posted by BBC Bikes on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SUPERSTOCK

#NW200 – Superstock Tuesday practice

#NW200 – Superstock Tuesday practiceWatch highlights of Tuesday's opening Superstock practice session at the North West 200.

Posted by BBC Bikes on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SUPERSPORT

#NW200 – Supersport Tuesday practice

#NW200 – Supersport Tuesday practice Watch highlights of Tuesday's opening Supersport practice session at the North West 200.

Posted by BBC Bikes on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SUPERTWIN

#NW200 – Supertwin Tuesday practice

#NW200 – Supertwin Tuesday practiceWatch highlights of Tuesday's opening Supertwin practice session at the North West 200.

Posted by BBC Bikes on Wednesday, May 10, 2017