North West 200: sospese le qualifiche del giovedì, la pioggia grande protagonista

North West 200: sospese le qualifiche del giovedì, la pioggia grande protagonista

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Due parole: “Horrible weather”. Un vero e proprio acquazzone si è abbattuto al “Triangle” tra Portrush, Portstewart e Coleraine per la seconda giornata di attività della North West 200 2013 obbligando il direttore dell’evento Mervyn White all’esposizione della bandiera rossa in pieno svolgimento delle qualifiche ufficiali riservati alle classe Supersport. Prove sospese, a rischio pertanto la regolare disputa delle prime gare in programma nel pomeriggio tra Superstock, Supersport e SuperTwins, con i nuvoloni minacciosi all’orizzonte tutt’altro che rassicuranti.

SuperTwins: alla seconda presenza, Jeremy McWilliams in pole

Nella mattinata sono state le bicilindriche 650cc 4 tempi della classe “SuperTwins” ad aprire la giornata di attività al “Triangle” con un verdetto.. nostalgico per gli appassionati del Motomondiale. Jeremy McWilliams, al suo secondo gettone di presenza alla North West 200 (ed in assoluto nelle corse su strada), scatterà dalla pole in sella alla Kawasaki ER6 del team KMR di Ryan Farquhar, autore martedì del miglior riferimento cronometrico in 5’08″195 a 104.778 mph di media, riconfermatosi il più veloce anche sull’asfalto reso insidioso dalla pioggia in 5’25″333. Accanto a “Jezza”, 49 anni compiuti e 2° lo scorso anno all’esordio alla NW200 sempre tra le SuperTwins, scatteranno dalla prima fila questo pomeriggio nella prima di due gare in programma il 13 volte vincitore della North West 200 Michael Rutter (KMR Kawasaki), William Davison (Kawasaki ER6 Will Contracts) e Jamie Hamilton, terzo alfiere KMR Kawasaki in prima fila. Dalla quinta casella prenderà il via invece Michael Dunlop, 2° assoluto oggi sotto la pioggia con la Kawasaki ER6 preparata da McAdoo Racing, distanziando James Hillier (Kawasaki ER6 del team Bournemouth/Quattro Plant) ed uno specialista delle SuperTwins quale Ivan Lintin.

Vauxhall North West 200 2013
SuperTwins, Classifica Combinata Qualifiche

01- Jeremy McWilliams – KMR Vauxhall Dealers NI – Kawasaki 650 – 5’08.195 (104.778 mph)
02- Michael Rutter – KMR Vauxhall Dealers NI – Kawasaki 650 – + 0.162 (104.724 mph)
03- William Davison – Hill Contracts – Kawasaki 650 – + 1.532 (104.260 mph)
04- Jamie Hamilton – KMR Vauxhall Dealers NI – Kawasaki 650 – + 1.564 (104.249 mph)
05- Michael Dunlop – McAdoo Racing – Kawasaki 650 – + 5.088 (103.076 mph)
06- James Hillier – Quattro Plant Kawasaki – Kawasaki 650 – + 5.446 (102.958 mph)
07- Ivan Lintin – McKinstry Racing – Kawasaki 650 – + 5.965 (102.788 mph)
08- Paul Shoesmith – Ice Valley by Motorsave – Kawasaki 650 – + 16.186 (99.550 mph)
09- James Cowton – KMR Vauxhall Dealers NI – Kawasaki 650 – + 17.134 (99.260 mph)
10- Lee Johnston – Lee Johnston Racing – Kawasaki 650 – + 17.281 (99.215 mph)
11- Scott Campbell – Ian Bell Motorcycles – Suzuki 650 – + 18.330 (98.896 mph)
12- Paul Gartland – North West Gas – Suzuki 650 – + 18.459 (98.857 mph)
13- Nigel Moore – Cookstown BE Racing – Kawasaki 650 – + 19.799 (98.453 mph)
14- Ian Morrell – Gordy Hogg – Suzuki 650 – + 20.981 (98.099 mph)
15- Branko Srdanov – Ice Valley by Motorsave – Kawasaki 650 – + 21.017 (98.089 mph)
16- Colin Stephenson – Team Hairy Snid Racing – Suzuki 650 – + 21.729 (97.877 mph)
17- Bruce Dunn – JHS Racing – Suzuki 650 – + 24.895 (96.947 mph)
18- Dave Moffitt – JHS Racing – Suzuki 650 – + 24.914 (96.941 mph)
19- Anthony McColgan – Anthony McColgan Racing – Kawasaki 650 – + 28.525 (95.902 mph)
20- Michael Sweeney – Kiely Heating Racing – Kawasaki 650 – + 31.510 (92.906 mph)
21- Robert McCrum – ATH Racing – Suzuki 650 – + 35.394 (93.984 mph)
22- Ben Wylie – AFC Motorsport – Suzuki 650 – + 37.581 (93.390 mph)
23- Dave Walsh – DRW Racing – Kawasaki 650 – + 40.697 (92.556 mph)
24- Darren Gilpin – DNI 3 Racing – Kawasaki 650 – + 41.651 (92.303 mph)
25- Mark Shields – Mark Shields Racing – Suzuki 650 – + 46.621 (91.011 mph)
26- Sandy Berwick – Berm Shotblasters – Suzuki 650 – + 50.354 (90.063 mph)
27- Peter Heijmans – Lucky 13 – Kawasaki 650 – + 2’05.610 (74.439 mph)

Superstock: Alastair Seeley in pole

Dalle SuperTwins il testimone è passato alle Superstock, anche qui senza alcun cambiamento rispetto ai responsi del martedì. Alastair Seeley, “Man of the Meeting” delle ultime edizioni con 8 vittorie all’attivo al “Triangle”, si è assicurato la pole position in 4’33″555 (118.046 mph) ai comandi della Ninja ZX-10R del team MSS Kawasaki, poco meno di 2″ meglio rispetto a Michael Dunlop (Honda McAdoo) e le due Padgett’s Honda vestite dei colori HM Plant condotte da John McGuinness e Bruce Anstey. Si prospettano due gare in salita per Guy Martin, Conor Cummins e William Dunlop, tutti con un solo effettivo giro completato nelle qualifiche del martedì, impossibilitati a migliorarsi oggi per il diluvio.

Vauxhall North West 200 2013
Superstock, Classifica Combinata Qualifiche

01- Alastair Seeley – MSS Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-10R – 4’33.555 (118.046 mph)
02- Michael Dunlop – McAdoo Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 1.886 (117.237 mph)
03- John McGuinness – HM Plant Honda by Padgett’s – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 2.001 (117.189 mph)
04- Bruce Anstey – HM Plant Honda by Padgett’s – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 3.044 (116.747 mph)
05- Gary Johnson – Lincs Lifting Ltd – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 3.215 (116.674 mph)
06- Michael Rutter – Bathams Honda – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 4.342 (116.201 mph)
07- Cameron Donald – Wilson Craig Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 4.562 (116.109 mph)
08- Dean Harrison – RC Express Racing by MSS – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 4.708 (116.048 mph)
09- James Hillier – Quattro Plant Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 6.465 (115.320 mph)
10- Horst Saiger – Saiger Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 6.724 (115.214 mph)
11- Derek Sheils – CD Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 6.962 (115.116 mph)
12- Stephen Thompson – T & R Motorsport – BMW S1000RR – + 7.120 (115.051 mph)
13- Martin Jessopp – Riders Motorcycles – BMW S1000RR – + 8.557 (114.465 mph)
14- Jamie Hamilton – KMR Vauxhall Dealers NI – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 9.399 (114.125 mph)
15- Guy Martin – Tyco Suzuki by TAS – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – + 10.279 (113.771 mph)
16- Jonathan Howarth – Sheff Pack – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 10.722 (113.593 mph)
17- Conor Cummins – Milwaukee Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 11.343 (113.346 mph)
18- William Dunlop – Milwaukee Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 11.716 (11.716 mph)
19- Simon Andrews – RAF Reserves Racing with Honda – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 11.877 (113.134 mph)
20- Ian Lougher – W A Corless/Jackson Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 12.250 (112.989 mph)
21- Branko Srdanov – Ice Valley by Motorsave – BMW S1000RR – + 13.365 (112.547 mph)
22- Brian McCormack – KMR Vauxhall Dealers NI – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 14.203 (112.219 mph)
23- William Davison – Hill Contracts – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 14.477 (112.113 mph)
24- Steve Heneghan – Quattro Plant Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 14.802 (111.986 mph)
25- Joshua Brookes – Tyco Suzuki by TAS – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – + 16.376 (111.378 mph)
26- Antonio Maeso – Oh Carallo Racing – BMW S1000RR – + 16.503 (111.329 mph)
27- Daniel Cooper – Centurion Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 17.735 (110.859 mph)
28- Steve Mercer – Team Traction Control – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – + 18.336 (110.630 mph)
29- Davy Morgan – CMS Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 18.521 (110.560 mph)
30- Herve Gantner – Penz13.com BMW Racing – BMW S1000RR – + 18.859 (110.432 mph)
31- Karl Harris – Millsport Racing – Ducati 1199 Panigale R – + 19.263 (110.280 mph)
32- Phillip Crowe – Fleetwood Objectum HMT – BMW S1000RR – + 19.669 (110.127 mph)
33- Bruce Birnie – Carnegie Fuels – BMW S1000RR – + 19.772 (110.089 mph)
34- Michael Sweeney – MJR Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 21.053 (109.610 mph)
35- Neil Gregory – Trickbits FBM Performance – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 21.420 (109.474 mph)
36- Paul Shoesmith – Ice Valley by Motorsave – BMW S1000RR – + 22.062 (109.236 mph)
37- Paul Owen – #98 Club Teenage Cancer Trust – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 23.057 (108.869 mph)
38- Nuno Caetano – KS Team of Portugal – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 24.626 (108.297 mph)
39- Steven Michels – Penz13.com BMW Racing – BMW S1000RR – + 25.567 (107.956 mph)
40- Paul Gartland – North West Gas – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 26.062 (107.781 mph)
41- Daniel Jansen – New Zealand Motorcycle – BMW S1000RR – + 26.387 (107.661 mph)
42- Gareth Keys – HKR Mototech – BMW S1000RR – + 27.102 (107.405 mph)
43- Donald MacFayen – Capital Fire & Security Alarms – BMW S1000RR – + 27.232 (107.358 mph)
44- Tom McHale – Tom McHale Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 27.350 (107.316 mph)
45- Mike Moulai – Moto Breakers Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 28.825 (106.793 mph)
46- David Madsen Mygdal – Tile Tec/Mann Made Group – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 30.798 (106.100 mph)
47- Toni Rechberger – MSC Rottenegg – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – + 31.356 (105.906 mph)
48- Simon O’Donnell – Simon O’Donnell Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 36.499 (104.150 mph)
49- Hubert Kalthuber – Minis Zweiradschmiee Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 43.361 (101.895 mph)
50- Xavier Denis – Xavier Denis Racing – Kawasaki ZX-10R – + 44.495 (101.531 mph)

Supersport: sventola la bandiera rossa

A sessione in corso, il netto peggiorar delle condizioni climatiche ha invitato il #1 della North West 200 Mervyn White all’esposizione della bandiera rossa, annunciando alle 12:40 locali in punto la sospensione delle attività in programma al “Triangle”. Si ritrova così pertanto in pole John McGuinness, con la Honda CBR 600RR di Padgett’s of Batley autore martedì del miglior riferimento cronometrico in 4’48″334 (111.995 mph), meglio rispetto al proprio compagno di squadra Bruce Anstey, Guy Martin (TAS Suzuki), William Dunlop (R6 di Milwaukee Yamaha), il rientrante Stuart Easton (buon quinto con la Yamaha R6 del Mar-Train Racing) e Michael Dunlop, sesto con la Hona CBR 600RR versione 2013 del team McAdoo, a sua volta poleman tra le Superbike, classe che non è scesa sul nastro d’asfalto nella giornata odierna. Impossibilitato a migliorarsi il nostro Davide Ansaldi, mentre Dario Cecconi ha definitivamente rinunciato a prender parte all’evento. Partenza tutta in salita invece per Alastair Seeley complice il radiatore KO della propria Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Gearlink nelle prove del martedì.

Vauxhall North West 200 2013
Supersport, Classifica Combinata Qualifiche

01- John McGuinness – HM Plant Honda by Padgett’s – Honda CBR 600RR – 4’48.334 (111.995 mph)
02- Bruce Anstey – HM Plant Honda by Padgett’s – Honda CBR 600RR – + 1.317 (111.486 mph)
03- Guy Martin – Tyco Suzuki by TAS – Suzuki GSX-R 600 – + 1.955 (111.241 mph)
04- William Dunlop – Milwaukee Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 2.162 (111.162 mph)
05- Stuart Easton – Mar-Train Yamaha Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 3.225 (110.756 mph)
06- Michael Dunlop – McAdoo Racing – Honda CBR 600RR – + 3.813 (110.533 mph)
07- James Hillier – Quattro Plant Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-6R – + 6.207 (109.635 mph)
08- Conor Cummins – Milwaukee Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 8.053 (108.952 mph)
09- Cameron Donald – Wilson Craig Racing – Honda CBR 600RR – + 8.964 (108.618 mph)
10- Michael Sweeney – Tracblast – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 11.248 (107.790 mph)
11- William Davison – Hill Contracts – Honda CBR 600RR – + 11.744 (107.612 mph)
12- Ian Lougher – W A Corless/Jackson Racing – Honda CBR 600RR – + 12.657 (107.286 mph)
13- Dean Harrison – Ian Bell Motorcycles – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 12.835 (107.222 mph)
14- Jamie Hamilton – KMR Vauxhall Dealers NI – Kawasaki ZX-6R – + 13.833 (106.868 mph)
15- Ivan Lintin – Taylor Lindsey – Kawasaki ZX-6R – + 14.585 (106.603 mph)
16- Ben Wylie – Wylie Racing Brenin Bikes – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 16.616 (105.893 mph)
17- Scott Campbell – Ian Bell Motorcycles – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 16.644 (105.833 mph)
18- Daniel Cooper – Centurion Racing – Triumph Daytona 675 – + 18.534 (105.231 mph)
19- Simon Andrews – Ice Valley by Motorsave – Honda CBR 600RR – + 22.200 (103.898 mph)
20- John Dean – John Dean Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 600 – + 25.580 (102.869 mph)
21- Stephen McIlvenna – Stephen McIlvenna Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 27.429 (102.267 mph)
22- Paul Cranston – P & J Fuel Haulage – Honda CBR 600RR – + 27.787 (102.151 mph)
23- Paul Jordan – Gearlink Buckley Racing – Kawasaki ZX-6R – + 27.846 (102.132 mph)
24- Gary Miller – Gary Miller Racing – Suzuki GSX-R 600 – + 30.937 (101.143 mph)
25- Derek Sheils – Murray Racing – Honda CBR 600RR – + 31.007 (101.121 mph)
26- Mark Madsen Mygdal – Tile Tec/Mann Made Group – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 31.588 (100.937 mph)
27- Paul Owen – #98 Club – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 32.387 (100.686 mph)
28- James Cowton – H Kitchen & Son – Honda CBR 600RR – + 32.459 (100.663 mph)
29- Steve Martin – Martin Kawasaki Racing Team – Kawasaki ZX-6R – + 33.630 (100.297 mph)
30- Peter Heijmans – Lucky 13 – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 34.058 (100.164 mph)
31- Phill Archer – Phill Archer Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 36.218 (99.497 mph)
32- Gareth Evans – Joe Evans Garage – Suzuki GSX-R 600 – + 36.738 (99.338 mph)
33- Neil Gregory – Trickbits/FBM Performance – Triumph Daytona 675 – + 37.943 (98.971 mph)
34- Nuno Caetano – KS Team of Portugal – Kawasaki ZX-6R – + 41.461 (97.915 mph)
35- Maria Costello – Bob Wylie Racing – Triumph Daytona 675 – + 44.081 (97.144 mph)
36- Timothee Monot – Timothee Monot Racing – MV Agusta F3 675 – + 45.353 (96.773 mph)
37- Marc McCullough – Marc McCullough Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 45.477 (96.737 mph)
38- Xavier Denis – Xavier Denis Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 51.358 (95.063 mph)
39- Davide Ansaldi – Superstite Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 54.038 (94.318 mph)
40- Gary Johnson – Valmoto MV Agusta – MV Agusta F3 675 – + 1’26.030 (86.258 mph)
41- Alastair Seeley – Gearlink Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-6R – + 1’27.690 (85.877 mph)
42- Colin Stephenson – Team Hairy Snid Racing – Yamaha YZF R6 – + 2’21.710 (75.090 mph)
43- Lee Johnston – Millsport Racing – Honda CBR 600RR – + 3’20.636 (66.041 mph)

Pioggia permettendo, nel pomeriggio è prevista la ripresa delle attività con il secondo turno di qualifiche della Superbike e la disputa delle prime gare delle classi Superstock, Supersport e SuperTwins.

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