Alastair Seeley returns to action in the British Supersport Championship at Thruxton this weekend, fresh from yet another successful visit to the North West 200.
Wet conditions and an oil spillage meant that only one race was possible, but Seeley led from pole position and held off the challenge of Cameron Donald to win the 600cc Supersport race.
The Carrickfergus man will now refocus his attention on ending the dominance of Ben Wilson who leads the British Supersport Championship by 39 points with five wins out of six.
Despite the limited running, Seeley feels the North West 200 provided more useful information on the GSX-R600 machine, and he is hoping to close the gap on the leaders at Thruxton.
“It’s back to the ‘day job’ this weekend at Thruxton and I’ll be looking to get back on the podium and make life hard for the boys just in front of me in the Championship. The North West 200 gave me more time on the new GSX-R600 and the wet conditions mixed with the dry weather practice on Tuesday and Thursday let me get to know my bike even better. I was really impressed with the whole package at the NW200, which is a good test, and with continued development I’m looking forward to the rest of the season on this great wee bike.”
Phillip Neill, Team Manager of Relentless Suzuki, shares the same goal and believes his rider is well placed to take the fight to Wilson.
“Alastair is coming from the North West 200 on a high and as he demonstrated with his Supersport victory, the all-new GSX-R600 Suzuki is a match for anything on track. The North West brought its own pressures for Alastair as the event’s top rider and he handled it like a true professional. This week he can get back to being fully focused on the British Supersport Championship and will be looking to close the gap on the front two.”