A real institution in Ireland, the International North West 200 is a road race that takes place in the north-west of the country (hence its name), which was first run as far back as 1929. More generally speaking, this event is also a legend for a good many motorcyclists with a passion for racing.
Supported technically by Motul, teams Relentless by Tas Suzuki and Wilson Craig Honda did brilliantly well in this event comprising two classes: Supersport & Superstock.
Indeed, team Relentless by Tas Suzuki rider, Alastair Seeley took victory in the Supersport class, thereby giving by the same token its first international road race win to the all-new GSX-R600. He finished the 5 laps of the race 0.844 seconds ahead of... Cameron Donald, rider of team Wilson Craig Honda also supported by Motul. This superb double win should not detract from the fine performance by Guy Martin (second rider of team Relentless by Tas Suzuki) who, despite the wrong tyre choice, nevertheless came away with eighth place.
Less than a fortnight before the Tourist Trophy, where Motul will be the official lubricants supplier for the second consecutive year, these results are of course encouraging to say the least.
During the Superbike race, while Alastair Seeley was about to renew his exploit after impressively shooting from the third row of the grid to the lead position at the end of lap one, the organisers were unfortunately forced to red-flag the race when a contender's engine expired leaving a massive oil spill on the track.
1// Alastair Seeley – Suzuki - Motul
2// Cameron Donald - Honda - Motul
3// Bruce Anstey - Honda
8// Guy Martin - Suzuki - Motul
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