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NCT Racing at the North West

Author: NCT Racing Press Release
Posted on: Monday, May 14 2007

NCT Racing at the North West
Hi Everyone.

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.

In the 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.

Overall 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 riders.

Alastair, Bruce and Guy

Hayden, 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.

All the best Neil & Cynthia Haslam

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