Author: NCT Racing Press Release Posted on: Monday, May 14 2007
NCT Racing at the North West
Well we are back from an exhausting 10days, completing the
Oulton Park round (press release to follow) and then the most exciting race on
the calendar, the North West 200 International Road Race. This event pulls in a
crowd larger than the biggest football game at approx 125000 spectators and is
now the largest sporting event in the UK.
In the teams first ever
International Road Race, The North West 200, Alastair Seeley finished in a
fantastic 2nd position in the Superstock race to the factory backed Suzuki of
Bruce Anstey. Alastair broke the lap record on the NCT Van Fit Yamaha at
121.031 only to be surpassed by Bruce Anstey on the next lap as the two pulled
clear of the International field. Alastair was clocked through the speed trap
at an amazing 189mph. This is the teams and Alastairs first ever podium finish
at an International giving the whole team a confidence boost.
same race NCT VanFit Yamaha also ran regular BSB rider Hayden Fitzgerald who
was making his first debut at the North West 200 finishing a in an amazing 14th
place ahead of many experienced riders. The third team member Chris Palmer used
the North West as a test session for the forthcoming Centenary TT in the IOM
and came home just behind Hayden in a credible 16th position.
the whole team came away from Ireland on a huge high after taking their first
ever podium position. Team principles Neil & Cynthia are hopeful that this
will provide both Alastair & Hayden with a confidence boost for the rest of
the BSB season where again they are competing in a very experienced field of
Alastair, Bruce and
Neil, Cynthia and Alastair
If you are able to access Sky BBC NI(channel
932) are showing 2 hour long programmes at 9pm Monday 14th and 8pm Wednesday
16th May where you will see all of the action from the North West 200.